Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Daily Inspirations



I recently found these inspirations. We can all probably relate to the first one. To me, it means going after that dream!


“Do you ever feel like there are major obstacles in your path to fulfilling your destiny? Maybe you don’t see how you could ever accomplish your dreams, or how you can get well, or how a legal situation will ever get resolved. Maybe the negative thoughts are telling you “It’s over. Just accept it. It’s never going to get any better.” But my encouragement to you is that God is a faithful God! He’s called the Author and the Finisher of our faith. God will never start something that He cannot finish. That promise He put in your heart—that you’re going to be healed, that you’re coming out of debt, that your family will be restored—God has every intention of bringing those promises to pass.

When God put the dream in your heart, He already had a completion date. He can already see it done. You may not see how it can happen. It may be taking a long time. All the odds are against you. But if you’ll just keep believing, keep praying, and keep being your best, then God promises He is going to finish what He started in you!”

God put the dream in your heart! That is so refreshing to read! There is a reason that I feel a certain way. God put my thoughts there. It always surprises me though, that people don’t appreciate how I think, what I say, what I do, etc, etc. LOL If God wants me to be this type of person, why can’t people see that, see God in me, and just accept that! I really do try to be a good person. Maybe I need to watch my thoughts and watch my words. Maybe it’s not what is said, but maybe how it is said. Or maybe it’s what is not said.

But I regress. To get back to dreams! Keep believing. Because God will finish what he started IN you! I’ve started Yoga for stretching and for inner peace. But this saying also brings me that peace!

And another inspiration:

"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.  With enough effort, he may achieve it.  Or he may find something that is even more rewarding.  But in the end, no matter what the outcome, He will know that he has been alive. Walt Disney"


So not only does God give us those dreams in our heart, he gives us goals to achieve. But it is up to me, to you, to all of us, to give the appropriate energy and work to achieve those dreams, to achieve those goals, to find what makes us happy.

And another inspiration:

“It’s time now to let go of the past

And embrace all that awaits you.”



Now is the time to appreciate all that we had in the past and be thankful for what the past has showed us and has taught us. We are the person we are today because of the past. Now it’s time to move on and become a better person. Let go of all those doubts and bad moments. Let go of how things used to be, of how you used to do things, and develop new ways. Show people through your actions and words that you have changed.

Look forward to the future. What is out there waiting for you? Go after those dreams. Set those goals and work with effort, towards them. But most important, do what you are meant to do. Do what you enjoy and what builds you up. Have people who appreciate you and help to build you up. Let go of all others.

I’m not sure I can let go of everything from the past, especially my pets and horses. They made me who I am today. But I will let go of the pain and put the memories in my heart, and rejoice that I have had them in my life.

As I look out at the morning sun, shining bright, warming the ground, I also feel that warmth in my heart. I need to move forward. I need to see what else is out there for me. I’m looking forward to the challenges that I will encounter to fulfill my dreams. The dreams that God put into my heart. And he put them there for a reason, so I must embrace them, and feel that peace that I am searching for.

I’ve always believed that there is a reason for everything! Just like the changing Seasons!



Ecclesiastes 3
King James 2000 Bible

A Time for Everything

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit has he that works in that in which he labors?

10 I have seen the task, which God has given to the sons of men to be occupied in it.

11 He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men's hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

14 I know that, whatsoever God does, it shall be forever: nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him.

15 That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.

16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

17 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time for every purpose and for every work.

18 I said in my heart concerning the condition of the sons of men, that God might reveal them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; the same thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man has no advantage over a beast: for all is vanity.

20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

21 Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?

22 Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his lot: for who can bring him to see what shall be after him

7 comments:

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

And all this time I thought that was a song, when it was from the Bible!

Good thoughts. Someone just told me that just because you want something to happen, doesn't mean you decide WHEN it will happen. You can't white knuckle it. You can only carry on.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Or if it will happen at all. All you can do is dream and set goals and work hard. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. But I find it really comforting to know that God has a plan for your life. There are so many different directions that we can take, it's a wonder if we find the path that God wants us to take! Thoughts?

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I also believe that everything happens for a reason and often I'm supposed to learn something from it, whether I like it or not. So many crazy and coincidental things have happened to me, I know there is something else going on under the surface to orchestrate things. Did you see my post "A Message?" It's a story or two down. Check it out.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Yes, I just ready your post. That was quite a coincidence. Your mom spoke to you when you least expected it. WOW! What else do you think is going on? Are/did things come together smoothly?

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

The closing was canceled again because the bank is still not responding when, or if, they are ever going to give the buyer a mortgage. I know I'm supposed to learn something but I'm not sure what. I grapple with it every day. Patience? (I've never had any. Kurt either.) Punishment? (For not trying to move home when my mother was sick.) Reward? (I'm a good person and the last time I lost a buyer when I was in contract with the other house, it turned out that house had a water/mold problem and other serious problems and unbeknownest to me at the time, it was a good thing I lost that buyer. Could this be the same? I'm not supposed to have that house?) A lesson in appreciation? (Some people have NO house.) I know I'm supposed to learn something and it will probably not happen until I do.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

oh, no. No, please don't think punishment, guilt, whatever. I just thought of something.... are you suppose to stay here at this house longer? What could happen if you do? I know you want to move, but maybe with winter coming, it should wait until spring. Maybe a better place will come along by spring. I know how you feel though, when you find a home, you want it. I've had an acreage taken off the market after we gave them an offer, like they were waiting to see if it would sell, then decided to keep it! Geez. Hang in there. I'm here to listen and chat back and forth!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Aw, you're sweet. Okay, I'll try not to feel guilty. I know my mother wouldn't want me to feel guilty.

You know, I don't know. Sometimes I'm afraid I'm supposed to stay here for some reason but I hate that idea. I'm so homesick. Maybe I will get a better house. That happened the first time when I lost the mold house so you never know! Whatever, it should be interesting how all this pans out and I plan to do a lot of writing about it, maybe a book. Thanks for trying to make me feel better!

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