So many people want things to change, but they won’t take any action. They want things to fall in their lap. There’s a universal law called the Law of attraction. The Bible calls it you reap what you sow. You have to sow to reap. You have to plant something. That’s an action. That is something you have to do. That is a verb.
So many people pray and then sit back and do nothing. Sometimes, God requires us to take a little action. If you want life to change, you’ve got to get up and do something. The universe will take up the slack, but you have to try.
So many people want to wait until they feel ready, or someone picks them, or the time is right, or they feel capable. But this is a trap. What if none of those things happen? You’re never going to feel ready. Will you be on your deathbed and realize you are still unprepared?
If you’re waiting for some guru to come by and anoint you with your calling, you might as well forget it. It won’t happen.
You’ve got to do whatever is laid on your heart. You have to pick yourself. You’ve got to do it when you don’t feel ready and when you don’t feel capable. You got to do it anyway.
The phrase “what if” keeps many people from acting on their goals. What if I don’t do what I’m supposed to do? What if this is the wrong decision? What if I mess up? What if people laugh at me? What is this? What if that?
Instead of getting rid of the “what if” questions, why don’t you change them a bit?
What if you succeed? What if you are more than capable? What if you go farther than you could ever imagine? What if you make life better for your entire family? “What if” can be positive if you choose for it to be.
Failure isn’t a cataclysmic event. Failure is a stepping stone on the way to success. Those people who understand that will become successful. Those people who fear failure will never become successful. Henry Ford failed five times before succeeding and becoming a Ford Motor Company. Can you imagine if he gave up on the fourth try, we would never have the Ford Mustang?
You need to have the courage to take action. Have the courage to step out and face fear and move. Anyways. Have the courage to say I will persist until I succeed. Have the courage to step out and do what you’re called to do.
Whispers of the Mind: How Thoughts Become Things
Humans have a hidden superpower. With it we can both create and destroy. In most people it is raw, unfiltered and troublesome. But, if we could train it and hone it to perfection, it is powerful enough to change the world.
There’s a wise old saying that says, “for as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” What does that mean, exactly? It means you become what you think about regularly. Your consistent thoughts become your actions, and your actions change the reality around you. I know this sounds like a bunch of hoodoos, but I promise you there’s science behind it.
What if we trained our minds to create instead of to destroy? We could change the world with one mind at a time.