The Gold Within
She got jumped, blindsided. Before she knew what was happening, they were on her. She was totally unprepared for what was happening on the church call. She is the minister that has a responsibility as the spiritual advisor for the group. The group includes mature women in the church. They had been getting together on the phone for the past year due to COVID restrictions. But this day, it all came up and out. Oh, My God. “Bobby, before I finished my opening prayer, good, they were on me. One lady started to cry, talking about how much she appreciated me being on the call every week and how I was so uplifting and spiritually strong and shared my strength with them to help them make it through.” I just listened.
“Bobby, One lady told a story about one week when she was scared about the news she might receive from the Doctor. She said that she did not mention it, nor did I know, but the scripture and prayer that week lifted her so that when she got the news, by the way, which was good, she thanked God for me and the word I had shared. Bobby, it caught me by surprise how much they appreciated everything I do. Bobby, it overwhelmed me, and I had to hold the tears back. Bobby, it was wonderful.” I did chuckle a bit, then suggested that we look at why the women might have felt this way toward her. I was about to conduct a systematic inquiry into her character and her dedication to the group. We were going to get to the bottom of why they held her in such high esteem. Truthfully I already knew as she is my best friend.
As we examined things, the fact that she always took time to prepare was, first and foremost, the foundation of the group’s appreciation for her. Her passion and compassion for people were right at the top of the list. I interjected, “Did you forget that you are the Executive Director of a Ministry dealing with the homeless? It takes a special kind of person to do these things.” And truth be told, she knew all these things about herself, but she, like we, didn’t think anything of it. It’s who she is, who she’s always been, so it does not resonate as anything special to her. But, to others, she is “The Bee’s Knees.” Well, they are Mature.
Using this story as an example, we should sometimes allow ourselves to explore within. It’s not always about what you may think. Sometimes it’s actually what other people think, what people think of you. It’s about penetrating the surface self and discovering what lies deep within. It’s about mining the gold.
So hopefully, just like in this example of life, when people appreciate us, we can appreciate ourselves through their eyes. I know we don’t want to seem full of ourselves, but we are. Full of the self that we are created to be. We have become comfortable with just showing up as ourselves and allowing all the life experiences and education, and relationship-building skills to enhance who we are. Still, at the end of the day, we are who we’ve always been. Do a bit of exploration deep down in yourself, and then mine the gold within. Jackpot!!! Cha Ching$$$$$$
– Rev. Bobby
Rev, Robert Yarbrough
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