Even the most mundane acts that we do, can be done for Him. We all have different methodologies of asking and looking for Him. The simplest way we can do, is to give all our sufferings to Him. To renounce everything that goes against Him, and what ultimately doesn’t lead to Him, to let it go. If we could only see how much we need Him, maybe we wouldn’t be so distracted as much, and we would focus all our attention to Him. I know that it may be discouraging at first, but the more we practice to always have Him in mind, the easier it will become until it becomes, the positive habit that is, in thinking of Him at all times. For most, it’s prayer, carrying the rosary, praying the Divine Office…though, the Divine Office isn’t for everyone, just a simple glance toward Him would suffice.
We all suffer in our own ways, and they vary greatly, but it’s in enduring in those sufferings that will ultimately give way. He would not have given us a trial, without a way out, or He gives us the strength to endure. I know it’s easier said than done, but it is the truth. Always have God in your mind and eventually, it does become such a habit, that it would be nearly impossible to do anything without Him, in the back of your mind. Let Him guide all you do.
We are so easily distracted, but once we feel distraction interfering with the thought in mind, bring it back to Him. In a world spinning out of control, it is our duty to help those that need it and to confirm the idea, that once we build the platform, for thinking of God always, in all that we do…then hardly anything will stop us. Honestly, we can’t avoid everything that is harmful or evil (take my life, for example), but we must have the faith and the resilience to proceed and do all for Him. If we are happy, thank Him. If we are in trouble and sad, pray to Him, if we find ourselves in a deep trial, know that He is testing your FAITH IN HIM, not testing you.
He is within us and all around us. I look out of my kitchen window and perceive all to be His doing. It’s a fascinating concept. Their are so many books on Jesus and so many different ideologies on how to perceive Him, but it is all overwhelming. I wish we could have kept it simple and just gaze at Him, gaze at the Last Supper, or the Pieta. Be courageous and tell Him all you have done wrong and ask Him for forgiveness. Imagine all that He would do for us, if we just confessed to Him. I can’t say it enough, how many times I’ve prayed, hoped, wished that He would answer my prayers, and He hasn’t…not on my time anyway. It has always been during His time, when He saw fit.
Let us carry ourselves and everything we do, for Him. Learn and take thought, to do all that we endure, try, say, conclude and let Him decide our outcome.