Last night my friend Aaron and I were sitting at the bar at J Alexanders and began to have a conversation with the lady next to us. During the conversation we came to an agreement. We all agreed that God and the Universe will give us chances to turn it all around and in many cases show up on our doorstep to do so.
As we laughed talked and agreed I gave an example from my favorite scene in the movie American Gangster. Frank Lucas, the gangster and drug dealer is talking with his supplier. His supplier who is making millions off selling to Frank, looks at him seriously and tells him. “It is not in my best interest to tell you this, but there is a big difference between quitting and quitting while you are ahead.” At this point Frank has made millions and could retire with no problem. He also had begun to have problems with the police and other signs telling him maybe it is time to get out. But what are the odds that his supplier who is making millions off of him would tell him this against his own best interest. I said to myself this is where God and the Universe stepped in.
We all agreed that this was not just a scene in a movie. but something that happens all the time in life. The Universe is always giving us chances to move forward to higher ground, and will even show up in our world to speak to us directly. We just have to be open enough to take heed and listen. Frank chose not to and lost everything. His beautiful homes, apartments, his wife, all his money and his freedom. All because he chose not to listen when God and the Universe showed up. Once again he could have kept all of this, and moved on to a whole new life, without all the danger and worries, if only he paid attention.
My question I had to ask myself, and now ask you is, how has God and the Universe showed up to talk to you, to enhance your life, protect you and yours, and lead you to a better place? And when the entire Universe has shown up in your world, to talk directly to you, are you going to take heed and pay attention?
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