“Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man’s mind can conceive and believe.”
– Bruce Lee
Confession #1: For so long, I have made excuses for why I cannot achieve my dreams. My excuses are: Money and Ability. What I’ve realized is that, as long as I use my lack of money or certain abilities, as an excuse, I will never fulfill my purpose in life.
We have all been born with a purpose. As we grow and develop, it is up to us to embrace our experiences and to discover what our purpose is. Often times, our purpose is connected to our passion or gift. Sadly, many people live and die, without ever fulfilling their purpose. They know what they are passionate about, they recognize the fire that is burning on the inside of their souls.. Yet, they never ignite. They never use their God-given abilities, allowing the flames to expand, to bless someone else.
Confession #2: I don’t want that to be me.. I don’t want to look myself in the mirror, at an old age, and ask myself, “What have you done with your life?” I don’t want to see my reflection looking back at me with regret. So while I still have a chance to make it right, I am making a promise to myself. I promise, not to let what I lack, keep me from what belongs to me.
What belongs to us?
Success belongs to us. But in order to achieve success, we have to put in the work. We have to be willing to work with what we have.We have to develop a work ethic, that will push us beyond our struggles, beyond the stumbling blocks that will come. Sometimes we will find that we are lacking a certain skill/ability or possession, that if we did have it, the journey to success would be much easier. However, we can’t let what we lack stop us from attaining success. We have to work like a boss. We have to have a mentality that doesn’t make excuses for anything. It’s all about taking initiative and working with what we have and depending on God to deliver the rest.
Having faith and trusting God makes all the difference. When we find ourselves lacking, we have to trust Gods word, which says, that he will supply all of our needs. Our life purpose is according to God’s plan for our life. So, we were birthed with the abilities that we would need to carry out his plan for our lives. If we ever find that we are lacking anything, whether it be money, a skill, etc. We must trust that if we ask him, he will give us what we need to carry on. Why? Because it’s his will that we prosper in every aspect of our lives. It’s his will that we fulfill our purpose, his plan for our lives, and that we attain what belongs to us… success.
Philippians 4:19 says, But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Romans 8:28 says, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Matthew 7: 7-8 says, Ask, and it shall be give you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Psalm 35:27 says, Let them shout for joy, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalm 115: 14 says, May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.
And finally, Deuteronomy 28: 10 – 13 says, Then all the people on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity – in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground – in the land he wore to your ancestors to give you.
That’s just verse 10 and 11, verse 12 says, The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in the season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none… 13… The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
I love those verses! Cause seriously, all we have to do is obey what God tells us to do and we can attain success. It’s right there for us. It’s within reach. It’s clear that his desire is for us to prosper in every aspect of our lives. Though, he never promised that the road would be easy. If the journey is easy, the it’s probably not worth the destination. And, that’s okay, because it’s not about how we start, but how we finish. It’s not about the journey.. Really, it’s all about getting there! It’s all about finally getting to the place where we are finally operating in our God given purpose. Doing what it is we love to do and are meant to do in life. Whatever it is, we can know that it is sure, because it will not only benefit us, but others as well.
It’s go time… It’s time to let go of all excuses, past failures and mistakes. It’s time to kick rejection and disappointment to the curb. It’s time to ignite! It’s time to embrace our passion, set goals, and pursue our dreams! It’s time to get out of our comfort zone and to finally, live our lives, operating in our God given purpose. Success belongs to us, so let’s go get it. It’s time to work… like a boss!
Thanks for reading and God bless,