Fill the measure of your creation
Sometimes in our sowing and reaping and sifting, it may seem that God says “no” or “not now” or “I don’t think so” when what we want for him to say—what we wish our tapestry to receive—is an affirmative “yes” or “certainly, right now” or “of course it can be yours.” I want you to know that in my life when I have had disappointments and delays, I have lived to see that if I continue to knock with unshakable faith and persist in my patience—waiting upon the Lord and his calendar—I have discovered that the Lord’s “no’s” are merely preludes to an even greater “yes.” I have learned in the twenty-five years since I was your age (students being addressed) that the very delays and denials we worry about most, the very differences from each other that trouble our self-esteem, are the differences and delays that are the very best for our happiness and fulfillment. – Patricia T. Holland - https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/patricia-t-holland/filling-measure-creation/
fulFILLMent or FILLing the Measure of our creation is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything. It is the proper pursuit and having of happiness... verses the wrong approach which leads to forsPILLMent—ruin, despair, frustration, and lack of fulfillment.
The proper pursuit and having of happiness... is and naturally flows from, in our hearts and minds in all our decisions, hearing, heeding, and hearkening to the Voice of God, who knows all things.
The FILLM dojo's effort is to help us all better attune our hearts and will to God's Perfect Voice, Love, Knowing, Power, Guidance, Experiences, and Gifts—the proper pursuit and having of happiness. Hold on to your hat... He is never boring, and He is really good at what he does.
“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
- C. S. Lewis
Only God, who has fullness of knowledge, and therefore, fullness of joy or happiness, has Power to Guide and Endow another in the proper pursuit and having of happiness.
Relying on self or any other, who lacks the fullness of knowledge of all things and power needed, is the proverbial "blind leading the blind."
You can have what you want, or something better. The Mind and Will of God is always the better—the Best.
What you want is either already inspired by God and you can have it... or God has something better in Mind, if you are willing.
He Loves you. He is your Father—the Best Father and Provider. He knows exactly what you want and need. You cannot out do Him.
It is God’s show. At some point we realize this and begin the process of being fully converted in doing as pointed out in a quote credited to Bono… “Stop asking God to bless what you are doing. Find out what God is doing… or get involved in what God is doing. That’s already blessed.”
Steve Jobs seems to have added to this understanding with the following… “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs' Commencement address - June 12, 2005
The reality is the God is the only one who actually knows what He is doing. The rest of us have no clue what we are doing or its impact or ripple effect. In fact, we are actually quite dangerous. God knows all things and is therefore the only One qualified to make decisions that are best and sustainable. He is the only one qualified to Direct others in making decisions. We are wise when we seek His Direction in all our decisions. We are dangerous fools if we try it any other way. However, the Lord honors us just where we currently are. He honors our best efforts. He loves us. He has paid the price for our learning curve. In fact, the more we seek His Light and Help through Faith in Him... the more we come to realize that He is the Author and Finisher of every stage of our development and fulfillment. Like a Master Chef or Baker... He Governs in the timing, sequence, volume, etc. of each ingredient (experience and decisions) that goes into our lives and process in ultimately coming to look like Him—having knowledge of all things—which is completion, fulfillment, being perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect. - Matthew 5: 48.
It is also extraordinarily insightful and instructive to realize that God is literally your Father. The spirit that is you that animates your physical body is his child—His offspring. He loves you as only One with perfect knowledge of all things can love. That love includes prefect kindness, mercy, justice, and desire and power to see you FILL the Measure of your creation, which is to… “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5: 48… and… “Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I (Messiah) am.” – 3 Nephi 27: 27. We are to learn to walk in the same light of truth and perfection that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost live and walk in and are. The future belongs to those who do.
The scriptures tell us that the day will come when all will. The reality is that the “noise” spoken of by Steve Jobs… or NOIZ of the world (its many voices, philosophies, opinions, best guesses, and dark agenda)... eventually becomes so frustrating and so utterly disappointing and painful and clearly incapable of sustaining anything—because it is a lie, that we have Sufficient Divinely Orchestrated KNOWing Good and EVIL... that we all will abandon NOIZ for the only thing that is real and sustainable—ZION.
NOIZ will literally inspire us to whole-heartedly embrace and become ONE with ZION—the pure in heart, who are of One Heart and One mind—the heart and mind of God—hearing, heeding, and hearkening, in all things/decisions, to His Voice and His knowing all things—with no poor among us—none who lack God's Wisdom and Power in all decisions (no more darkness and wrong—all being SAVED from the pain and danger of lack of knowledge of all things). All this because we walk and live and are in the Guiding, Directing, Comforting, and Constant Influence of God’s Light and Mediation in all we are, think, do, say, work at, create, and joy in.
The NOIZ of the world wants us to believe this is impossible or impractical or unreasonable. It wants us to believe that DOUBT is REASONABLE. The reality is that… BEYOND “REASONABLE DOUBT”… GOD LIVES! ZION gently calls us out of the wilderness of darkness and doubt into the marvelous Light of God. Such is our Father in heaven’s loving Parental invitation to us—that “still small Voice” that whispers softly in our hearts—to join Him in ZION's the Light, Being, Perfection, and Knowing all things.
ZION is that Divine “Shangri-la”—wherein He calms the storms of darkness and lies or calms us in the midst of the storm—that is pleasantly situated on the other side of the mountain of doubt. This is where lives God and all who have learned to leave the lies and NOIZ of the world and its painful lack of knowing all things, happiness, and fulFILLMent. Like unto Peter… the Lord asks all of us to sincerely consider why we doubt—what causes doubt and how does it rise up in us? He asks us to see it for what it really is… and always remember that as we LOOK to Him and seek to be LIKE Him—Future In Look Like Media—we are set free. We walk in and become a child of His Light and Mediation—the Media of Perfection, knowing all things, and Joint Heirs with Him of all that our Father hath and is.
You are a child of God. Your destiny and fulFILLMent is to become as He is—just as is the natural potential and destiny of any child to become as their parent is. Here is FAITH, VISION & PURPOSE, ONENESS, and WISDOM—the four things we truly need… that fulfills the purpose of life, the universe, and everything.
In his work, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis brilliantly observed the nature of darkness, doubt, and the deception and allure of the NOIZ of the world... "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
Light—fulFILLMentcompletion, RIGHTeousness, intelligence, set free, goodor we default to or deliberately choose:darkness—forsPILLMentruin, wickedness, ignorance, shackled, evilThe trick to fulFILLMent is having it. The trick to forsPILLMent is learning from it.REALITY CHECK: The Tree of KNOWledge of Good and evil Darkness has had its day—the future and fulFILLMent belong to those who are spiritual media literate—understand the world's darkness and how it brings us down and shackles us... and live in the Lord's Light which sets us free.The purpose of the Guiding Media of Light is to help us look like the Lord (Good)—be one with and set free of darkness by Him.The purpose of the beguiling media of darkness is to atTEMPT to get us to live the lie that is the world (evil)—be shackled by darkness.The darkness (evil) that we come to KNOW, by our interaction with it, is a reference point for the Light (Good) that we are to KNOW.
FULFILLMENT is to fulfill (complete) the Divine measure of one's creation.
To become our highest self is to become/look like the Lord.
"Look unto me (the Lord), and be ye saved (from darkness and reduction of fulfillment)... there is none else. I am the way, the truth, and the life... If ye continue in my word... ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - Isaiah 45: 22, John 14: 6, John 8: 31-32 22
Future In Look Like Media is to Future In... Look Like (the Lord) Media—the Light... that sets you free.
FORSPILLMENT is to forspill (ruin) the Divine measure of one's creation.
To become our lowest self is to live the lie of the world/adversary.
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (with ignorance and reduction of Truth/Saving Light):" - 1 Peter 5: 8
Perish In Live Lie Media is to Perish In... Live Lie (the world) Media—the darkness... that drags you down and shackles you.