The last time I blogged, I asked myself why was I afraid of change.
I just got back from Miami yesterday, and I must say that was a well needed vacation! I had the chance to clear my mind and re-evaluate my life and my life choices. It’s something about laying on the beach in the sun that makes everything worth living for exciting and achievable.
I often say that life is short, and we must live it to the fullest according to God’s will for our life. I refuse to believe that God wants us to settle in life and to be miserable.
Did you know about 6.7% of the U.S population age 18 and older suffers from depression? That’s about 14.8 million people. I’m going to let that simmer in your minds for a moment.
To be honest, I suffered from depression at one point in my life, and I had to leave to Guam to escape my depression. It was my freshmen year in college, and I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I hated the way I looked, felt, and just everything around me. When I went to Guam for a few months, God saved me. He opened my eyes to whole another world I knew nothing about.
I believe people in America are depressed, because we tend to settle in life. We also deal with the pressure from society to be something that we’re not to prove to people we’re somebody. In reality, if we just embraced our true selves and learned to truly love who God made us to be, we would be a lot happier (that’s my opinion of course, and it’s not to say my way of thinking is right).
While in Miami, I realized that I’m blessed, but I’m not entirely happy with my life. That sounds crazy I know, but let me explain. I’m blessed because, I have a job, a apartment, people who love and care about me, I’m alive, and I’m healthy. While I’m thankful for all that God has blessed me with, I know I’m not living out my full potential and dreams. I realized I was setting in life.
Settling to me is giving up on what’s in your heart and just accepting things for the way that they are, and not challenging yourself to do better. That’s what I’ve done when I got out of college. I know it takes time for my businesses to prosper and you have to start somewhere in life. But there is a difference between starting from the bottom and giving up on yourself. It’s easier to give up and to take the easier route, then to keep pushing through the tough times.
Going away for three days helped me realize that the reason why I’m afraid of change is because I’m afraid to fail. Failure is what holds me back and not knowing what will happen. Not trusting God and taking those steps to make my dreams a reality is actually worse than failing. I’ve failed at numerous of things growing up and it made me into a better person today. But as an adult, I’ve stopped taking chances.
I’m writing this Blog Post today to let everyone know that failure is going to happen. No matter what we try in life we will fail, and that’s okay. With every failure comes success. I was reading one of Joyce Meyers’ books, and she said life is supposed to be an adventure. God intended life to be an adventure and unpredictable. How boring would it be if God showed us every aspect of our life and what was going to happen while we are alive? Isn’t life supposed to be filled with surprises, heartbreak, good and bad times?
I don’t know about you, but I made a promise to myself. I promised myself to never give up on myself and to make my dreams a reality!
I challenge you to evaluate your life, your dreams and goals, and go after it! No matter if someone supports you or not. All you need is Gods’ support and faith. Everything else will fall into place!