“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.
We all have twenty-four hour days.”
- Zig Ziglar
Do you have a definitive direction for your life?
Specific goals can be good
because they help us determine the milestones we reach.
But what is life like when we have no direction?
Its like being helpless,
trapped in a “prison”,
and unable to do anything to change that matters.
It is being powerless
and then accepting our “fate”
because it is easier to go down hill
then to FIGHT, and go back up
against the downward pull of gravity.
Let me be clear here...
getting out of prison is a goal.
Discontinuing the merry-go-round of addiction is a direction.
Staying sober one day, then seven, then thirty days, are each milestone goals.
Changing the dynamics of an abusive relationship is a direction.
Going to counseling once a week is a goal.
Depositing one ‘dollar-a-day’ for each day you remain sober
into a “food-for-homeless”, or even a savings account for your child
those are goals that help support your new life direction.
Making one positive verbal comment each day for 30 days,
whether to your over-baring boss,
a challenging teenage child,
or an angry and abusive relationship partner,
even if you see no immediate results,
changes you internally.
The internal changes you make “inside”
will over time show astonishing results “outside”.
It wont come overnight, nor will it be easy.
And don’t bother comparing your success to mine
or to anyone else for that matter.
Simply resolve each day
that you will make one small change.
or to begin in a new place
for the joy & success we seek.
In the hard word you are doing daily.
And have faith that God will provide the rest.
“All things are possible to him who believes.”
- Mark 9:23 NASB