Have you ever felt like your life has literally turned into a broken scratch record? You wake up and go to a job that gives you little to no satisfaction to be around people you can’t seem to get along with– or you spend most of your day complaining about the problems you’re facing–and can we just take a moment to talk about the possibility of having to deal with your “on and off again” significant other who has literally turned everything in your life upside down. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you?
I’ve experienced a few of these myself so I know how heavy the weight of the world can be when you’re carrying it around on your shoulders. I’ve come face to face with disappointment because I kept doing the same thing and expecting different results. The thing is, you can’t spend your entire life just waiting for things to get better. Life has no intention of waiting for you to figure things out. If you want something, you have to do something or you’ll continuously find yourself in the same cycle.
I know how easy it can be to dwell in the comfortable state you’ve built for yourself. You become so attached to your daily routine that you don’t even recognize how predictable you’ve become. Now don’t get me wrong–sticking to a routine may not always be a bad thing. In many cases it can be seen as a sign of commitment and dependability which is definitely a positive reflection of your character. However, the problem comes into play when we begin to become unsatisfied with the cards we’re being dealt. Truth is–we get tired. Tired of living just an “average” life, at least I know I do. We live in a world with such vast opportunities. Am I the only one who would hate to look back years from now and realize that there was so much more I could have done? So many more lives I could have impacted–so many more souls I could have won for Christ.
So with that being said, I’m encouraging you to become more. Don’t ever settle for what’s in front of you. There’s always something better out there, but you have to get up and fight for it. Nothing worth it will ever come easy and once you actually earn it, it’s even harder to keep it. Life is full of plot twists and detours that you probably didn’t plan for, but that’s okay. The wrong turn may just lead you in the right direction.
So here’s my opinion–
Want to strengthen your relationship with God? Start by actually setting time aside to give back to him. This means praying more, fasting more and reading the word more than just on Sunday mornings.
How about that job you dread going to everyday? Start by thanking God that you actually have a job and then begin praying for something better. Send out as many applications as you can for positions you may not even think you’re qualified for. Is there anything too hard for God? I didn’t think so.
That dead end relationship you find yourself in over and over again? I know it seems impossible to move on, but believe me when I tell you that your first step will always be the hardest. If you know what you deserve, don’t ever settle for someone who has never shown you your worth. Remember–“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
So let me stop myself before I ramble on.. But just one more thing:
The journey to greatness is indeed just that, a journey. Don’t let anyone allow you to set unrealistic goals for yourself and don’t be fooled into thinking that the most successful person you know “made it” overnight. Take your time and set practical goals and deadlines for yourself that will change your life little by little. In due time, you’ll reap the rewards of those little seeds you planted and the end result will blossom beautifully into a garden filled with personal growth, success and true happiness.
Have any thoughts on this? I’d love to hear your feedback! 🙂