Life can be difficult at times. Sometimes you will feel overwhelmed, you will have a feeling of 'why me?'. I want you to know that whatever you are going through, it will not last. It won't be long until you are past this and you are living a blessed life. When I entered the draft in April of 2014 and went undrafted, I had to fight to keep myself positive. After 3 months, I finally received a call from an NFL team and got a workout, and ultimately I signed to the team. 90 long days I had to sit and wonder if I was going to be able to live out my dream. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I listened to uplifting gospel music every single day. I read my bible and meditated. I worked out and got ready for my opportunity. I did things to keep my faith strong. You must do that same. You may be searching for a job right now, you may be in college and struggling with your grades. You and your family may be having money issues. You may be going through a rough patch with your significant other. Whatever you are going through, it has to end. Once you are past it, you then have the blueprint so the next time you are going through a trial you know what to do, or you can pass the information on to someone else who is struggling with something. Right now it may seem like you will not make it, but you will, and when you get to the other side of the storm you will look back and realize that it did nothing but make you stronger. Hold on no matter what is going on. It won't be long until its over.
Everyone wants things they do not have. It is common sense because if they had it then they wouldn't be seeking to obtain it. My question is, are you ready for what you are asking for? God knows that answer. Our tongue is the pen of a ready writer, what we say or ask will come to past. We must make sure we are talking positively so that nothing negative will come from the words we speak. We also must make sure we are capable and ready to handle what we are asking for. Everyone wants to be a millionaire but can you manage the money that you have now? If you can't manage thousands of dollars then what will you do with millions? If you cannot keep your modest home clean and running smoothly what will happen when you have a mega mansion? Honestly those aren't things that we even need but some people do desire those things. Instead of asking for our desires, ask God to bring comfort into our life. Being comfortable includes your health and your peace. You can ask God for money but you have to understand the responsibility that comes with that. Know the difference between a need and a desire. The millions of dollars you want is a desire. Being able to pay your rent and live comfortably is a need. Ask God for your needs first and foremost. When you live right and trust God then will he give you the desires of your heart. No matter what you asking for, when you are ready to receive it, God will release it. The best thing to do is to ask God to give you what you need. God knows us inside and out and he will give us what we need and in time he will we also give us what we want.
The definition of endurance is the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. I love that definition because of the word power. When you endure you have power of whatever situation you are going through. We all must endure something in our lives. Athletes have to endure the hard work that they put in in order to be successful in their sport. Students must endure the many years of required school in order to graduate. But the enduring I am talking about is enduring a tough situation. Most of the time your worst moments are followed by your best moments. You have to endure some pain in order to receive your blessings. Enduring makes you strong, it teaches you lessons. If you have $300 for the entire month, you learn how to live with and mange that amount of money. That teaches you the value of things. You continue to endure that and God will bless you with more. As you receive more, you should remember the values you learned when you had just the $300 a month. God will not give you something unless you are ready, having to endure something will get you ready for whatever is to come.
Life is what you make it. The decisions you make everyday shape your life. Whatever happens you have to embrace it and live with it, the good and the bad. The good is the result of the good choices you have made. Working hard in school will ultimately lead to a successful career. Working out and dieting will ultimately lead to a healthy lifestyle and physique. It is easy to love the good things about your life but we must also learn to love the bad. The bad things that happen shapes us. You should learn from every mistake. No one is perfect. The key is to make sure you aren't making the same mistakes repeatedly. If you do not like where you are in life then you must make changes. Use the past to help you shape your future. Use the negative situations that have happened to you as a step stool and do not let them weigh you down. If you want to get somewhere you've never been you have to do things you have never done before. When you focus on being a better person you will begin to have a better quality of life. Loving your life allows you to be happy and also it allows you to do what makes you happy. Love your life!
Everyone wants to be successful. The key is to not wait until you are successful to think successful. You have to have the mindset of where you want to be even before you are there. This requires faith! If you want to be the VP of the company that you work at, I'm not saying walk around telling people what to do, but you should have the work ethic of the VP. Work with that goal in sight. Everything you are doing will pay off. God will honor the work you put in. Even if you are working with the greatness mentality for an extended period of time and you see nothing happening, you must maintain in the mundane. Everyday will not be a big event, you can't look for that to keep you encouraged. Achieving greatness should be the motivating factor. You are taking a step closer to your blessing everyday that you continue with the right attitude. Doing what is right but having the wrong attitude is counter productive. God wants to see you remain faithful and have the right attitude so he can bless you. God tests us. The bigger the test, the bigger the blessing. You may be waiting for a while but that's because the blessing you are about to receive is bigger than anything you ever imagined. It starts with you thinking it before you see it.
It doesn't matter what you do, if you are doing something of substance then you will have people looking up to you. They may be younger than you or even older. What kind of influence are you being? The definition of influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. You must understand that you have the ability to positively or negatively effect the development of someone. Just because someone doesn't tell you that they are watching you doesn't mean they aren't. It may be your friends or even a family member who is watching your every move to see how you handle everyday situations. Are you being the right kind of influence? For some people you are the only influence in their life. Even if you don't want that responsibility, why not help others by living the right way. Something you do today will be imitated in some way in the future by someone. Make sure whatever it is, will have a positive effect on the character of that person. Realize the influence that you have and help as many people as you can.