I often say, “The reason more people don’t change is that it is hard.” Change is never easy but neither is remaining the same. Often we change due to the realization that life is not working. This usually includes hitting a wall of some sort. The wall of health issues, the wall of loneliness, the wall of sadness and depression, the wall of “now what”. Often we are forced to change due to the decision of others. Change never begins with change. Change begins with choice. When we examine our lives and don’t like what we see, we must make a choice to begin the hard work of change. The choice is the first step. Once we choose change, there is a song that reasonates in the universe. Often those around us rejoice, as our friends and loved ones sometimes see the need for us to change long before we do. The choice to change will bring a sigh of relief even as it brings a gasp of trepidation. Where are you on the continuum? Have you began to examine your life? Have you recognized the need for change? Have you made the choice to change? If you have made that choice, share it with at least one other person. Accountability increases your chances of success.
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
I always come back to this: “The waiting is the hardest part”. God drops revelation into your spirit concerning your destiny and thus the process begins. You struggle with the prompting and, hopefully you count the cost and finally you decide to submit to the idea and later to the process. The idea of walking in your destiny requires change in many areas of your life. This change will require more courage than you think you have. There is, however, something grand about stepping out of “safety” and into life. Somehow He gives you the courage that you could never have had on your own. You begin the preparation in whatever format that it is required. You return to school, you go to that first meeting, you create that profile, your schedule that appointment, you make that phone call, you take that first step or first run. You have done your part. You do the hard work, you sacrifice even in the face of scorn or rejection from those who fail to understand your vision. You accomplish the goal, you cross the finish line and now what? Sometimes the next step or steps are out of your hands. Sometimes you need divine intervention or at least divine timing but His timing always requires the waiting. It’s kind of His thing. Not to torture us but to complete the character work needed in us for us to walk into the next phase in fullness and blessing but I am not going to deceive you, it is never fun and His timing is never quick. It is always perfect but never quick. You can plan and scheme or you can even jump ahead but don’t. You have come this far by faith and hard work so trust the process. There will be times where you wait and anyone who tells you otherwise is not your friend. Wait for Him and with Him for guidance for the next step. I won’t say wait patiently because I don’t even know what that means but wait. He is there, He is working, He is faithful and His plan for your life is awesome.