A Personal Message from Rev. John W. Adams
Not long after I started the Golden Key Ministry, a colleague, with whom I was talking by phone, but had never met, personally, asked me, “Do you enjoy your work?” After hesitating for a moment or two, I replied, “Yes.” He had caught me off-guard since we had been talking about other things and I had not expected such a question from him. It caused me to reflect upon my personal convictions.
Of course, I couldn’t have answered with anything but, “Yes” because I do enjoy my work. I am richly blessed to be doing what I really like to do. It doesn’t mean that it has always been easy. Beginning from “scratch” without funds and stepping out in faith and persevering, it may not be the easy way to accomplish something. However, when a person does decide to go for it, whatever the cost, he eventually becomes the victor and there is a certain amount of joy running through it all.
Drawing forth one’s innate talent, and putting it to work for others, must reward him. Most of all, there is the inner satisfaction which cannot be realized in any other way.
Are you doing what you really enjoy doing? Are you doing what you really should be doing?
If not, why not? Have you asked yourself, “Why am I here?” Have you ever asked yourself what your real purpose in life is? Unfortunately, too few people do. Then they wonder why life is not happier and more productive for them.
A large number of people arrive here on Mother Earth, and then get into a rut of plodding along, ignorant of their personal Creative Intention. They do not ask nor do they set the goal of achieving what they are here to achieve. Or, even if they do ask and get answers, they neglect to follow through. Thus they live out their lives more or less frustrated and unfulfilled. They have missed the real joy of living, being and doing!
It is a fact that people with goals, moreover with a deep dedication to a real purpose in life, those who know where they are going, have an inner confidence that propels them along to more satisfying accomplishments. The point I want to make is this: FIND OUT WHAT IT IS YOU SHOULD BE DOING, SET THIS AS YOUR GOAL, AND GET BUSY WORKING TOWARD THAT, NEVER LETTING IT REST UNTIL YOU ACHIEVE IT.
It may require time and deep digging within to discover your real self, your real purpose, but whatever time it takes, allow it.
DIG and keep digging! Make no excuse. Persist. The Universe never withholds its secrets from those who demand to know.
When you set your initial goal of realizing what it is you really want to do, write it down on paper. A 3 X 5 card works very well. Think about it as you go to sleep at night. While you sleep, your wonderful servant, your subconscious mind will work on it and respond in due time. It will not only provide you with definite answers, but draw to you everything you need to fulfill yourself and your goals.
When you discover what you want to do, write it down.That is what I did with the idea of the Golden Key Ministry which came to me during a time of quiet seeking in meditation. It took almost a year to begin my ministry, but I kept it before me and thought about it a lot as I made plans in accord with what I wanted to accomplish.
Goals which are not written down are just wishes. You are not really serious until you write your goal down on a piece of paper, or card.
Professor Frank L. Tibolt wrote: “The starting point of all achievement is a vision, a dream. That dream continued, changes to a desire. And if it’s definite, it leads to a plan, which in turn leads to action. But it must be definite, and WRITTEN DOWN as a goal. Until you write down your goal on paper, you are merely toying. You haven’t gotten serious. I’d like to print in letters 12 inches high this Million Dollar message:
“Only by writing down your goal on paper can you harness your subconscious mind to go to work to realize your goal.”
If you have been using this proven method, then you know its power. If you have not, then get busy right now and find out what you want to do, be, have, to discover yourself, your real life-purpose. What is it that will truly make you happy and your life complete?
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matt. 7:7 & 8)
You must ask and listen, perhaps many times, but keep on. Write and keep writing. Get definite. Be alert. Do what is expected of you. You will discover your real self and purpose and you will thrill at the joy of not only accomplishing your heart’s desires, but the blessed journey along the way.
Someone once said, “Success is doing what you really enjoy doing and getting paid for it!” Life gives you what you ask for and really want. Ask for the best and you will get it.
I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer;
It gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life
Life would have paid. – Jesse B. Rittenhouse