How to Be You


Letting go leads to life to the full.

(Listen to my song “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Philippians 2:5-8

Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.


I think St. Paul demonstrates in today’s scripture verses that he understood Jesus famous saying, “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24).

Our path to being our true self comes through self-emptying.

Our way to wholeness (salvation) is through letting go.

My ego must, in a sense, die. It needs to take a back seat.

Jesus saves us by showing us this path.

He saves me every day by delivering me from the delusional path of materialism, consumerism and any other “ism” that separates me from the oneness of God’s Love.

He gives us the “blueprint” to follow so that each of us can be the unique child of God that God intended.

When we empty ourselves of selfish desires and truly humble ourselves…we are then free of the attachments that kept us unconscious of our true divine nature.

Letting go then becomes a way of life…allowing us to experience God’s Presence in each moment.

We are free to engage others from a place of love and compassion.

Then, when our physical life comes to an end one day…the transition to eternal life will be seamless, smooth, and joyful…because dying has always been so very well-practiced.


Listen to my song “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

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