Finding your true self requires a lot of letting go.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE)


Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.


Jesus interchangeably talks about the kingdom of “heaven” and the kingdom of “God.”

He also talks about that kingdom being “among” you or “within” you (Luke 17:21).

It’s the peaceable kingdom of love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion…a state-of-being when you know that you know that you know that you are accepted by God.

You are in communion with your loving Source.

This state-of-being is always available…like a “fine pearl” right under our noses.

It’s there for the taking…on one condition: We must be present to the Divine Presence.

This takes letting go of all the other distractions and attractions…not renouncing them…but simply not being attached to any of them.

Of course, our egos are attached to many things…so this is not an easy process.

You can practice this “letting go” through Centering Prayer and other forms of meditation.

The pay-off is inner peace and finding your true self…the person you were meant to be in service of God’s kingdom.

As Jesus put it, “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39).

What else could be more important than finding your real life?


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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