Sometimes all you can do is show up because all you have to work with is you. But when God's favor combines with everything that you are or aren't, let me tell you that you are totally equipped to do whatever He's called you to. You might have to get out of your head and do it scared, but that's okay. Fear passes if you don't nurture it, which is also true for opportunities. With that being said, step into action when God prompts you to and know that He's got you. Stop stressing yourself out and adding pressure to your life thinking that you have to have or be more to accomplish what's set before you. You don't. When God has chosen you to do a thing or to do a thing through you, He will do just what He said. When walking in obedience, you become the autopilot while He takes the wheel leading and directing your path. If you're willing, He's more than able, and obedience is all He's asking.
Set Aside The Time
A lot of times, the excuse that we have for not getting stuff done is that we don't have the time. However, the truth in most cases is that we do have the time, but just haven't utilized it to our advantage. Unfortunately, most people fail to set aside the adequate time necessary to accomplish the very things that are important to them. Moreso, there are many who waste more time than they're probably even aware of on watching television, scrolling on social media, talking on the phone, or just doing a variety of frivolous things that are counterproductive to their goals. Fortunately, it's never too late to learn how to utilize time properly, instead of just going through life continuously playing it by ear. Making a minor shift to using a calendar to schedule the activities of your life on an hourly basis, will definitely make a major difference in your ability to manifest your goals.
Stick To The Plan
One day while taking a light jog, I went down a steep hill. As I was going down the hill, I thought about the fact that I would have to get back up that very same hill. Instantly, I mentally strategized as to how I was going to do so. While I knew that it would take more time and energy than going down the hill due to the nature of gravity and the fact that I would have some set-in fatigue from the first leg of the run, I vowed that I would tackle the hill once I returned to it without stopping or walking. My plan was to stay on my toes, propel forward, and control my breathing so that I could make it. It was definitely hard, exhausting and a little painful, but because I stuck to the plan, I accomplished the goal. Surprisingly, every step taken after the hill was extremely easy in comparison. I even got a burst of energy knowing that the hard part was behind me and that whatever else was to come was doable.
Be Humble And Fluid
Sometimes in life, we can be minding our business, doing our thing, when something unexpected, positive or negative can happen that will require us to make a decision as to how we choose to proceed. Regardless of what life brings, it's always important to stay humble and fluid, knowing that whatever happens to us is ultimately playing a part in getting us to our intended destiny.
I'm Sorry That Happened To You
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Time Is Short
This week, I have been informed of death, after death, after death. All were relatively young, which reminded me of the fact that time is short. Therefore, if you have someone you love, show them. If you have a dream to manifest, do it. If you need to forgive or be forgiven, allow it. If you need to finish what you've started, finish. Don't take for granted that the opportunity will be available later in time for anything that you are forfeiting to do now. It might not.
Live In Moments
When we live in moments, it's impossible to have bad days. Looking at things from the perspective of moments allow us to let go of the last moment and live for the next moment with great expectancy. While it's true that negative things can happen to us in the course of a day, it's not likely that they are going to be the only things to happen. Sometimes they're just the most memorable.
Own Your Mistakes
The other day I wrote a post that had improper grammar. The title that I posted was "On It's On". However, it clearly should have read "On Its Own". Since I wrote the post while I was half sleep, I didn't even notice that the mistake had been made until about half a day later. I could have gone on and said nothing about the obvious mistake, but something told me to use the error as a learning tool.
Work Through The Pain
I haven't worked out in quite some time due to chronic aches and pains. However, as a result, my body has changed in manners in which I don't approve. Needless to say, I had to make a choice to work through the pain. It was hard, but I did it and will continue to do so until I achieve my desired results.
On Its Own
Sometimes what you need to happen is going to happen on its own. I was reminded of that fact when I stepped across the grass early this morning, and felt the wetness of the morning dew. Nobody plugged up a sprinkler and watered the grass overnight. It was just supernaturally watered on its own.
From the Author
Life is beautiful even when things aren't perfect, which they never are. Everyone will always have obstacles to overcome daily. However, the key to getting through them is to accentuate the positive. In The Key Of Positive does just that.