Talk about plummeting! Boy, did I ever feel so weak and out of control—nothing like a mother, woman and leader is supposed to feel—and talk about frightening as I began to feel as though I was losing grip and focus—it happened during the time I was given a vision and assignment filled with exciting, new possibilities.
I became extremely upset and disappointed in myself for slipping and treading on a path filled with empty promises. I awaken to living my life how others wanted it to be and all the while being unhappy because I was worried about everyone else’s happiness and their approval as well. I had to learn the hard way that some folks will take and take without any consideration for your well-being. I am sure there are many who travel through life being a people-pleaser without realizing it.
Some of us get so caught up in the world and all it has to offer, that we lose our focus in life and the real reason why we are put here. We become so occupied and busy and we sometimes, convince ourselves that we are doing a service for the Lord. We literally abandon our families, our home responsibilities, and our health and forget to enjoy our lives in the process. We take for granted the blessings before us and deep within we neglect getting rid of the things that’s not helping us. Sounds familiar? It’s time to Wake up, and live life with your eyes wide opened. Stop making excuses, let some things/ people go and get back on track to living a life filled with purpose.
I’m not saying it’s going to be a walk in the park and each and every day is going to be a bright sunny day filled with joy and happiness. Believe me, when I tell you that you will be tested and confronted with challenges and obstacles that you must endure and overcome along the way. Your faith will be tested, but I honestly believe through the struggle you will gain wisdom and strength you probably never knew existed within you. Instead of leaping to reach your destination, take small steps and one day at a time. Don’t wait until you’re in too deep and far too gone off your path, before getting a grip on things and taking charge. There are still greater things in store for you! So many people live for praise of their co-workers, college buddies and peers. Wake Up, it’s certainly not about that!
Have you stumbled into overwhelming, out of order circumstances? Have you lost your focus on the more important things in life? Take a minute to reflect and pray for guidance. Awaken to the blessings and people God has placed in your life and stop taking them for granted. Stop trying to fit in and receive recognition from people and things that will eventually leave you empty, frustrated, overwhelmed, mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted without any joy and peace. These things will never quench your thirst and provide you with fulfillment, peace, love, joy and happiness. If seeking God’s blessing is your ultimate act of worship, and asking to do more for Him is your utmost ambition, those asking for God’s hand upon us in our strategic choice to sustain and continue the great things that God has begun in our lives. It’s time to remove the blind folders and running away from the one thing you desperately need to be running too.
Just because you are walking, and breathing, doesn’t truly mean you are living. You can be dead walking and only existing and headed for a life of self-destruction. So I ask, where are you headed in life? Are you willing and prepared to remove the toxins out of your life and live a life that is wholesome and filled with purpose? Wake Up, I did. So walk in Faith and believe and trust that God has your best interest and His plans are far greater than you could ever imagine.