What You Were Born For
You know, you were not born for yourself. You were born for Me. I put Myself on Earth in the form of you. Too often you mistake yourself for the form. The form is a drawing, beloved. It is not the real thing.
If you understood and accepted that you were born on My behalf, never would you be self-serving. That doesn't mean you would neglect yourself. It means you would get right down to the business of life. Selfishness would be laughable to you, so meaningless that it would be difficult for you to believe that everyone doesn't perceive the way you do. Perhaps you would call your perception enlightenment. Certainly it is expanded awareness.
Of course, you are not thinking: "I am here to serve God, and, to serve God, I serve mankind." It is not a thought at all that I am speaking of.
When you are in a meadow, you don't think: "Oh, look, I am standing in a meadow." It is self-evident, and there is no need to say it.
When you serve Me, you do not think: "Oh, look, I am serving God. I am really serving God." You do not think it because you are serving Me. It is where you are.
It is like being awake or asleep. In either case, awake or asleep, you do not announce it. There is no thought about it, except now as I bring it to your attention. Right now you are awake. Earlier you were sleeping.
Certainly, serving Me can be a decision, and you can make that decision with all your heart and soul. I am all for that. Yet what I am speaking of is not a decision. It is consciousness.
It is like you are a waiter in a restaurant. Naturally, you wait on tables. You are already aware that you are a waiter and that you are there to serve. You don't have to remind yourself.
Serving others is serving Me, and yet you don't serve just to serve. You may be focused on serving Me, yet it is more an unfocused focus. It's like seeing the color blue or the color green. There is no need to think about it. You don't ask yourself: "Is this blue or it green?" You just know.
And so as a server for Me, you just know it is for you to serve.
You may think about it, of course, but you don't have to think about it: You don't have to think: "How do I serve God? How best do I serve God? Am I serving God?" It is the same way in that you don't have to think: "How do I move my arm? How do I best move my arm? Am I moving my arm?"
If you are sitting in a chair, you do not have to think: "I am sitting in a chair." You simply are sitting in a chair. When you stand up, you do not have to think: "I am getting up." It is a natural thing to get up after you have been sitting.
Serving Me is like breathing. You can think about it, yet you don't have to think about it. You breathe on your own without having to make a choice to breathe.
You have an orientation in life. When your orientation is need, you are inevitably focused on your form, or you are focusing on someone else's form. When your orientation is service, there is no getting away from it; your focus is on abundance. Your focus is on giving just as naturally as you breathe. See the difference?
A candle does not have to think it is a candle. It is a candle. Once lit, it does what candles do.
Light yourself, beloved, and then you will know what to do as simply as that.