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ZENITH KALEO - Divine Calling: The Trouble With Discord

Updated: Jul 16, 2019



When it comes to life, which flows out in a never ending stream of abundance from the Spirit of God, and the individual's unique calling within it, there can be either harmony or discord.

We learn from the ancient prophets and from the Son of God teachings that Jesus has poured out on us, that God the Author of existence is not the Author of confusion but of peace.

"For God is not the author of confusion, tumult, disarray, halting uncertainty, perplexity, chaos and mayhem, but of peace..." (1st Corinthians 14:33).

From the very beginning as we open the ancient writings of the Bible we see God coming to a situation that had somehow been made chaotic, with darkness and turmoil having engulfed the entire planet earth and as a result of 'the God effect' a restoring of peace and order and purpose is brought about by His incredible, loving power.

Harmonization of all the parts, the elimination of uncertainty, chaos, mayhem and confusion is the same effect the Presence of God brings into our individual lives as we open our hearts to hear and merge together with the power of the infinite and boundless stream of life that is there as a gift for us to engage.

When the automobile was first invented, there was a lingering problem with engaging the power generated by the engine with the drive train and the wheels. The process usually wound up creating a lot of grinding of gears, double clutching, and whiplash stop and starts.

It was not so pleasant an experience to get motion going.


The problem persisted until around 1922 when Earl Thompson from Portland, Oregon patented the first workable 'Synchromesh Transmission' that took over the auto industry. The first synchromesh gearbox industry wide was pioneered by General Motors and appeared in the 1928 Cadillac.

Synchromesh. What a word. It means essentially that two things begin to revolve at the same speed during engagement causing a smooth merging and power is transferred easily.

When we are out of synch in our life with our Creator Purpose, the highest functional reality we are personally made to match, our life is filled with a lot of gear grinding and inefficiency, along with a lot of whiplash, herky-jerky starting attempts.

Trust me...I know this one.

I don't want to discourage you but I do want to motivate you with the following statements.

Have you noticed how the universe seems to function in a coordinated flow?

You and I are meant to be part of this coordinated flow.

What I am suggesting is we personally are meant to be part of this intergalactic choreography.

What I am also suggesting is when we are not, when we are out of place and out of synchronicity, though it seems that we are small, any effect may not be as small as we might think.

Discord is discord. Harmony is harmony. Synchronicity is synchronicity.


I call it the 'ripple' effect.

How far can a ripple go? What do you think?

It is always most noticeable right where it is happening and as the ripples extend outwardly they seem to not be as noticeable or severe, but they are there.

I only say this to say we are important. Finding that place in our lives is not only important to us and our own joy and high level function, but at the very least, it is important to our immediate surroundings and the space of influence God has marked out for us to occupy.

But, it could be even more far reaching than we can comprehend.

Paul the apostle was a 'gear grinder' before his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. After his Son of God encounter, he understood his purpose and the entire direction of his life changed, which life and whose apostolic writings still ripple into the world today, even though he lived about 2,000 years ago.

In Paul's own words, here is what is written about that encounter;

"We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads' " (Act 26:14).

Gear grinding. Kicking and screaming against a reality you can't seem to get your head around.

Life keeps poking at you.

You always seem to be swimming against the current.

You always seem to be going against the grain.

You have to walk to school uphill both ways.

It doesn't have to be that way and...it's not God who is out of synchronicity with you...it's...it's...well, you're smart. You get the picture.

Let's play with some music as we close today.

Bob Seger - "Against The Wind"


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Rand - Growth Facilitator and Founder of Zenith Kaleo

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