A nice beach…a far away island…somewhere/anywhere far away from here.
Some of us sit and dream of better days. We are tired of the day to day life and long for something more fulfilling and happier. We long for more.
Did you know that all you desire is right out there waiting for you?
So instead of sitting and dreaming about what you wish you had or what you thought you wanted, get up and go get it. Nike has it right with its “just do it” slogan. And you will hear others say “don’t talk about it be about it.”
It’s time to take your life into your own hands. God’s purpose for us is that we prosper even as our soul prospers (3 John 1:2). He not only wants you spiritually connected to him, but he wants you to have all that you desire in life. You deserve the world but it’s not going to come and drop right into your lap. You have to go out there and get it.
Perhaps you are unhappy right now. Things aren’t going exactly as you would like them to. So what do you do? Do you moan and complain OR are you taking your happiness into your own hands. Happiness is an emotion and we can be happy and sad within the same minute. But if happiness is what you seek, then it’s up to you. It is no one’s responsibility but yours to make you happy. Plus that’s a pretty big weight to put on someone else’s shoulders.
If you are broken then fix you. Don’t wait on the next great preacher to come lay hands on you. Lay hands on yourself! You have the same God within you.
If you need more money, then go get it. Trust me when I say it is rare that you will win the lottery or even open the mailbox and a check will be there to wipe away all your worries. If your job isn’t paying enough then apply for a new job, go back to school, get a trade or degree and work your way up.
If you are hurting and in pain, it’s time to speak to that pain. It’s time to acknowledge it, accept it and do whatever you can to put it behind you. If you need to speak with a counselor, then do it. But it’s up to you to take your life back and take control of your healing and deliverance. God can do anything and he also gave us people who can assist us in getting where we need and want to be. Just like a travel agent can get you to that island, so can a doctor, counselor, and God himself get you to where you need/want to be emotionally.
Life is not easy.
Let me say it again…
Life is not easy!
It wasn’t meant to be. BUT you have the power and the same God within you to pull you out of whatever you may be going through. He can pull you out of depression, sadness, loneliness and everything else in between. But it all begins with you. You have to want it. You have to believe it and then you have to get up and do it. Do something, anything. Take your life into your own hands and make it better.
Helen Keller said, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller was blind and deaf and even she realized that her trial and suffering is what strengthened and inspired her. Take your suffering and use it for good. If I had never suffered, I certainly wouldn’t be writing this to you today. I am thankful for everything, good and bad, because it strengthened me and made me an effective witness to God’s deliverance.
You can do anything you set your mind to. Do you believe that?
So I ask you again, “Where do you want to go today?”