“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Mathew 11:28-30.
Being the one who is always encouraging, uplifting and loving, always checking on those I know that are finding their way through, I thought I was grounded. And maybe I am. The thing is we all get overwhelmed to a point where we just can’t handle things and we need help. The transitions of two people very close to me, along with my best friend struggling and my getting stuck up in broad daylight two blocks from my mama’s house, in the neighborhood I grew up in, proved to be a bit much for me. I was on information overload and could not process everything that was happening. So I went to my group therapy, Facebook, and reached out. I shared what had gone on in my life experience and then received a deluge of information that was also difficult for me to process.
There was an outpouring of love, support and compassion for me. Me! Now you must realize that there have been goings-on in my life that have made me feel less than, and most undeserving of anything. Yes, I had those times and still experience residual effects from them. This was different. “Bobby, you always encourage and uplift; it’s our turn to do the same for you.” I was astonished. You know how it is; you look out for others and then when you are in need, there is no one to be found. Well, not this time. A significant shift had taken place in my consciousness where I could actually accept the outpouring of love and support in my time of need. The more I accepted, the more it seemed to show forth. In an instant, I had to adjust the way I looked at things. I had to see God showing up in and through everything. I allowed myself to be surprised by my best friend through the counsel she gave and the things she said to me, not barring her supportive actions throughout my vulnerable period. I had to process the information, the happenings, the feelings and the experience differently. In that, I realized how much I had grown. This was a totally new and wonderful experience for me. Just for me.
An expansion in consciousness represented how I now have to look at things and think about things. Truthfully though, it’s more of a “not thinking about things.” An allowing all things to show me what they are instead of me and my preconceived notions taking the lead like I know something. Everything showing up before me was being interpreted, processed by my consciousness differently. A significant shift in my experience was now my everyday life. Then the most significant change in consciousness showed up.
Being the “encourager,” the “fixer” has always been my method of operation. I could do it. Make it better and if not that, surely give a more uplifting spin to things. But check this out, now every time I feel the need to jump into action, God says, “Bobby, I got this.” Whoa, what is this? How do I act? I feel totally unnecessary, that is unless I stand in my true power, being the clear vessel, transparency for the Healing, Prospering Love of God to flow through. Talk about learning to process the happenings in life differently. Holy Cow! A significant shift in how I look at things, in how I look at my life, in how I look at life and God Itself has taken place. Yes, it is a lot to try to process.
Thing is, if I made it this far through the icky, I know I can make it through the smooth. It’s just so different. I had to put aside all my stuff. I mean not only am I not Jesus, I ain’t always been a Reverend either. But learning to process the way God rolls has been a very enlightening experience. One thing for sure is that I am so glad I made the decision to do it. Peace.
– Rev. Bobby
The Reverend Doctor Robert I. Yarbrough is an independent New Thought Minister, trained and steeped in Fillmorian Theology. He is a writer, author, lecturer, workshop / seminar facilitator and former television host, of “Eating From The Tree Of Life” in Chicago. His extraordinary Bible skills led him in his two year series on the book of The Revelation, where Rev. Bobby shared the secrets recorded in the most loving book in the Bible with others. His unique presentation style places audiences at ease which is always conducive for them to come away with some spiritual meat that they can immediately apply to their lives. In his newest book, 28 Days A Journey Within, Rev. Bobby establishes the bridge necessary for those ready to breakthrough and move all of their desires into manifest reality. Reverend Bobby is also a board member of the X-Tend-A-Hand Ministry in Chicago. He handles all pastoral care duties and functions as the non-profit expert as he incorporated the ministry and developed the 501 (c) (3) package. Rev. Bobby also fields, initiates and handles all communication between X-Tend-A-Hand and the government agencies that have oversight responsibilities for non profit organizations