Good afternoon everyone!
Today is Monday, and I recently started “Motivational Monday”. If you’re anything like me, Monday is my chance to start fresh! A new week is like a new beginning for me, and I like to set goals for the entire week and sometimes the entire month.
I cannot remember the name of the song (I can be very forgetful at times), but this one particular verse stuck out to me. “Everybody dies, but not everybody lives”, by Drake. It’s a given fact that everyone is going to die some day, but not everyone lives the life they are given.
I often ask myself, if God gave me three days to live, what would I do with that time. I can ensure you it wouldn’t be working a 9-5. I would spend time with my family and travel. If I wouldn’t settle in life with just going to work when I have three days to live, then why would I settle in life with everyday that God allows me to live?
I’m not going to go on one of my tangents today, but I ask you all this. What are your goals for 2016? What are your long and short term goals for your life? What are you doing to make your dreams and goals a reality? Are you praying and asking God for direction? Are you taking steps our on faith?
I know those are a lot of questions, but it’s something to think about. If you’re like most people, you made an New Years resolution for 2016. And if you’re like most people you stopped going after those things the second week in January. There isn’t a way to know what will happen or how things will turn out. You just have to pray and take action. You have to allow God to be in control of your destination (I can ensure you that his plan is ten times better than ours).
If plan A didn’t workout, that’s okay. There are 25 more letters in the Alphabet. You don’t want to become the person who tells their family and friends “I could’ve been, but I gave up”. I promise you, giving up is way worse than failing!
Don’t give up on your New Years resolution or your dreams (goals) because it’s not going the way that you think it should go. If you keep pushing through the tough times, you’ll soon reap the benefits.
In the words of Marta, never give up. Be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.