Do you really want to change your world?
Do you want better friendships?
A better relationship with the Lord?
A greater heart for service?
A happier home life?
Write it down. “Here’s what I want to change…”
Wanting to change and wishing to change are two different things.
If you want things to change, but you’re not willing to put in the work, then you’re wishing.
If you decide you want change, but you’re not willing to pay the price, then you’re dreaming.
Deciding is not singular. It’s not a one-time event. It’s not a solitary thought.
Deciding includes thinking, planning, plodding and producing.
It’s not linear. There will be distractions, diversions and derailments.
But if you’ve truly made the decision, you keep going. You keep pushing. You keep paying. You keep praying.
Just because you’re making a “good” decision doesn’t mean it will be simple or easy. Just because you want to grow as person and impact your world doesn’t mean you won’t get damaged along the way.
For some reason we tend to think that setting good goals will somehow protect us from the battle. Since we’re doing the “right thing” then everything should just fall into place.
(Here’s some ammonia to sniff. Breathe deep. Wake up!)
In fact, often the opposite is true.
Let’s say you decide to be a better mom. You read books, attend seminars, follow advice and become a living sacrifice… then what happens? Everyone takes you for granted!
Our decision for change cannot be based on our reception or acceptance. We serve because it’s who we are and what we give not what we get.
We move with precise intention. Focusing on doing the right things at the right times. But it begins with an intentional decision.
Back to the original question…
Do you REALLY want to change your world?
It may get expensive. It will definitely be challenging, even heartbreaking at times. It will also be filled with laughter, joy and excitement.
It will simply be life.
Success is NOT an Accident,