Challenges create opportunities for growth not destruction.
At times I believe we wait on the sidelines for something dramatic or should I say drastic to transpire in our lives before we take action. It could be a divorce, an illness, loss of a job, or traumatic event that brings us to our knees.
No, I am not saying these types of occurrences are not valid in their pull of bringing us a ‘wake up call’ for change.
But . . . .
Have you ever thought that maybe those types of things could be avoided if we would have made an initial move towards change before or when the warning signs were blaring?
How long does it take for someone or something to tap us on the shoulder to get our attention?
How many times does the fire have to burn us until we realize we need help?
I am not sure about you. I can only speak for myself. I’ve been down that road of ‘waiting till the last minute’. I’ve spun the wheel to see where the ‘blame pointer’ lands. I’ve been in denial so that I could justify my preservation.
I’ve even kept truth from hitting me in my gut!
But . . . where did any of that get me?
No where . . . No one . . . Nothing . . .
I still found myself in a miserable spot swimming in my own . . . ‘you know what’.
The warning signs are always subtle.
A glance, a smell, a taste of something called . . . Freedom . . .
Then the desire to get out of where you are becomes stronger than the complacency of your present.
It’s at that moment that a risk has to be taken. A risk that brings about a change that is so powerful that it shakes every core of your being and affects those around you.
“True change takes place when a person begins to accept the place of truth of where they are and sees clearly the vision of where they are suppose to be. True change begins the moment light shines on the darkness of ones mind. Eventually, bringing about an internal catapulting desire to remove oneself from their wasteland, taking that first step towards their purpose.” ~ Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind by Jennifer Goodson © 2012 All Rights Reserved.
We are all given a free will. We are all given a choice. We can choose to live or to die. We can choose to walk in freedom or bondage. We can choose to be a son or a slave.
The first step towards change involves your choice to believe in yourself and all that God has purposed for your life.
Be brave enough to believe the truth about yourself that God has spoken to you, over you, and through others to you.
Don’t you think it’s time to turn off the tormenting lies of the enemy?
Be BRAVE and embrace Gods truth for you!
Choose to change and you will find your future right around the corner . . .
Why wait for something to happen first?
I encourage you to except the challenge to grow to BE THE CHANGE that needs to happen – You go first and let’s see what happens!
~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works
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