If you’re anything like me then you get trapped in the vicious cycle for years on end. You keep writing those same goals on your list, only to discover five years from now that you are no closer to completing them. To me that suggests there is a pull in your life. Something you know you are supposed to do, but have yet to follow through.
Perhaps that “thing” could be your calling; something the Lord has planned for you, and He does have a plan for you. He has “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)”. But you have to seek Him first. The problem is that we try to do it alone and by ourselves and we end up messing up the plan altogether or delaying it.
What stands in the way of you achieving your goals could be several things: Maybe you are trying to do too many things at once, I for one am guilty of that. Maybe you are hung up on the fact that someone in your life, perhaps someone very close to you told you that your goal was impossible. Or could it be that you’ve already tried and the task ahead proved to be a lot harder than you thought so you backed off?
If you are stuck in a rut for whatever reason, the advice is simple although not always easy: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all of his righteousness and all things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).” By seeking Him first, you’ll be better able to put your goals into perspective and align them with what is in His will for you to do. That way you won’t waste valuable time chasing every scheme or opportunity in hopes that it will take you to the next level. With your focus on God you will come to understand that He has the final authority on matters, not man. More importantly, with time prayer and hard work, yes work, you will soon realize that with God all things are possible, even those goals you have been putting off for the past few years.
Rashida McKenzie is an inspirational speaker, based in Maryland. To find out her latest tips for helping you transform your life and find your purpose go to www.rashidamckenzie.com.