If you could have anything you want, what would it be? Most people, when asked that question, give an answer that is equal to some variation of more money. While it is not at all bad to have this desire, it does show that there are several people who don’t really understand how money works. If you have been wanting more money, keep reading. I’m going to share a few tips on how you can get more money this year. Read more
I have found myself avoiding social media at the beginning of every week, simply because I have grown so tired of scrolling through all of the “I hate Mondays” posts. People only hate what they are doing, because they haven’t realized their purpose. If you are one of those people, don’t worry. I am going to hook you up in just a minute. Read more
Lots of people have been talking about how life used to be so carefree and enjoyable, compared to now. Now, some people have started to say and believe that life has become a chore that we must complete. I’ve heard that life isn’t fair, and that we just have to do the best with what we were given.
While I empathize with these people, I can’t help but disagree to a certain extent. If life has gone from carefree to completely stressful, my friend, it is because that is what you have allowed and accepted into your reality. Sometimes, we go through tough situations, and they cause us to lose sight of the truth, which is we were built tough enough to endure circumstances. Some people say that they are doing the best that they can, but that may not be entirely true. When you do something with all of your might, things start to move out of your way to allow you to achieve your desired results. I know I wouldn’t stand in the way of a person moving full speed ahead. Would you?
I get it, you might have gotten distracted, but you can always find your way back to your center. Your center is your happiness, your balance. Don’t lean too much to one side and forget about the other part of life.
Now, life isn’t fair to those who compare their story to someone else’s. Then, they will never see balance in their life, because they aren’t looking at their own. Instead, they are looking around and mistakenly assuming that they should have what someone else has, or that they should be doing what someone else is doing.
God may have something greater than what you are looking at and desiring. You have to work on your own purpose, so that you can see what can come of it. In Matthew 25, the bible talks about how the kingdom of heaven is as a man who has to travel afar leaves his “goods” with his servants. He leaves 5 talents with one man, 2 talents with another, and the with the last, 1 talent.
A talent is currency, and the Lord gave every man a certain amount according to his ability. The men who were given the five and two talents went out and doubled them. The man who was given one went out and buried his in the ground.
There is so much that we could discover in this chapter of Matthew, but there is only one point I want to make in this article. If you are spending your time looking around at what other people have, or at how hard you think life is, you are burying the talents that you were given.
You have the power to change your thinking, right now. You can begin to be faithful over what you have now. The bible says that if you are faithful over a little, God will make you a ruler over much. (Matthew 25:21)
Take Action: Literally take action and use every talent, skill, and ability you have to serve your purpose on this earth. Make it so that you will be able to say you did EVERYTHING that you could with EVERYTHING that you had.
Try again. Whatever it is that you didn’t exactly succeed in doing, you can try again. We’ve been conditioned to believe that whenever something doesn’t work out the first time that it is somehow a sign that we should stop and do something else. Sometimes, it just means that you weren’t ready. Maybe you didn’t have the right tools, knowledge, etc. Maybe the timing was off.
Whatever the situation in the past, it doesn’t matter, as long as you learned something valuable from it. Gather yourself, and try again. It may take several times before you get something right, but in the end, it will have been worth it.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Bruno Mars’ and Mark Ronson’s song “Uptown Funk”, which took the nation by storm over the Summer, had over 80 versions before it was cleared for release? What if he and his team had quit after they didn’t get it right the first or second time. Heck! What if they had quit after the 70th time? Get my drift?
Never give up, no matter how long it takes! As long as you keep trying, you will reach your goals.
Take Action: In the words of Aliyah, “Dust yourself off and try again.”