The Better Self

The better self will make allowances for others. I know we came across this truth as children and we may have discarded it. From time to time I will get attacked. I have these momentary episodes where in doing a minor thing I will accelerate the action, move an item with a statement-making little flourish where I am actually punctuating while upset, my answer to my attacker. It is funny and it is a way of catching myself and calming myself down with recollection which reduces the import of the spite done me.

Proverbs 25:21-23King James Version (KJV)

21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.

Yes, I ponder: “Why the urgency, why the anger lashing out at me?” “Why the necessity to dismantle, to discredit me and what I have said, espouse?”

It always without fail, no matter the “reason” employed, the logic attempted: Goes back to UTM/ITU (You test me/I test you). 

This, of course, I have discussed in one of my posts. I designed this tool (UTM/ITU) to demonstrate how Anxiety can be elicited first on an obvious level: By a thing, a situation, even by a thought (association). A thing, situation, a thought will test us by eliciting Anxiety from within, flooding us. Making us feel uncomfortable, and so bringing into play whatever resource we are in the practice of that we might diminish this Anxiety. 

Generally, this is followed by “retaliation”.

If something we do poses a threat to someone’s “structured reality” then it is that we have tested them and so they must test us back that they might reduce the impress we have created which challenges their “reality”. UTM/ ITU constantly helps me to put these situations into perspective.

I emerge the one who is unphased. I am better able to put this situation into focus, as far as the import, relevance. Dispelled is the usual complex and emotional response: Human affliction, frailty. 

Really, in essence, our curse in Adam. We are a fallen creation. As it is, for us, minus the life of God. The presence of the Void Innate due to the Fall is what hinders us. Afflicts the Psyche. 

We can be accurate people, employing logic to keep us focused and reduce our Anxiety. We don’t have to complicate the issue with many sciences, and techniques of modern Psychological schools. The Myth, as it is ascribed to by scholars, the Bible has all the answers, provided of course, that we Believe. Because once we believe, it starts: The Incept of God’s Life, for this life (living as a descendant of Adam), is but a scrap thrown to us that we might wish to have more. To find the means to that better person. 

You might think yourself smart but with His Spirit, His Life afforded you, it is then that you will know true intelligence.

Yes, the world calls it Karma when the one attempting to discredit you get theirs because you did not react in “Like”. 

That’s alright. Not a problem. But the picture then is complicated. It becomes like David being weighed down with Saul’s weapon, his armor, all things which he was unfamiliar with. Whatever the world employs to make their way through the morass will always be means of Discard for they emerge from the Innate Void. I’ll take my sling and my five smooth stones. David’s choice. We as the children of God must find out His Ways: How would He (in this case His new Spirit within me) want me to handle this situation. And It begins by Rest. Yes resting in Him. For then it is that we will receive instruction. Unavoidably. Because he is Love, Peace, Certainty and not Doubt.

Doubt opens the floodgates to Anxiety. We have experienced this and why? Yes, why?

Because as a fallen creation (descended from Adam) the Void lies within, quickly triggered by external negative circumstances. And why does the Void within have this power to flood us within anxiety?

Because its presence within is part and parcel of a primordial event: the time the Life of God was lost to mankind. Its presence within means we are not fit for God’s original intent. We are subject now, for discard. Owned by Oblivion, nothingness. And this is a harrowing thought, consideration. 

Getting or being Saved is not just a “religion”, this we can sleep on, were it so. No!!!

It is a true matter of Life and Death. Why? Because the dying we do here is nothing, a joke even though we are conditioned to place enormous value upon it. 

The mourning of a death is unexamined, actually. This is the last chance to choose one’s destination, to change it. For the presence of the Void within as it assails our Psyche through Intuition eliciting Anxiety is but proof of our predicament, our plight. We need to let in the Life of God to save us from Oblivion. 

The actual answer is that “Myth”: The Cross of Calvary. 

Trust in Christ, His Finished Work Upon the Cross for our Sake.

Thanks for your visit.

I can be reached: at, and, and at Facebook as Miguel Angel Oquendo. (Mickey, of Huachuca City, Az.)

Or you can contact these folk; Rev. Bob Schembre (Missouri), or Ministerio APG  (My Brother, Pastor Angel L. Oquendo, Spanish and English, Florida)


5 thoughts on “The Better Self

  1. Nicely broken down Miguel. Isn’t it something how the enemy bombards us with that doubt thing and you are right why should be doubt. Lord we believe, help our unbelief…. Thank you Miguel for breaking down the word with life illustrations.

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