I am of a holy confidence that if you will work on what is completely within your control, you will transcend all that has come before in your life, regardless of whose fault it was. Grab the steering wheel, fire up the engine, and take a lap around the block. It can be the first step towards your return to wholeness. We all have our cross to bear but Jesus didn’t ever say we had to lay down under it and stay there. We need to get back up, dust ourselves off, and carry it onwards and upwards. For those of you who tried before and it didn’t work out, who have a tape playing constantly in your head about the details of the previous failure and the danger of believing and hope one more time, I understand. Let it go and begin again anyway!
We all have free will to live out our life – however we choose. I applaud you for making a wise investment in your future, your family, and the larger community by choosing to make your destiny your reality. There is no better partner than God, the ultimate co-collaborator, the supernatural provider of our needs, the only One capable of moving heaven and earth to launch us further and faster than we’d ever be able to accomplish on our own. Chances are that once you get started, or begin again, you’ll enjoy life more than ever before. New vistas and dimensions of experience will open to you, and you’ll see more beauty than pain. You’ll cultivate a reverence for the Divine everywhere around you, and you’ll feel a sense of awe that you’re playing your part in creating a better world for all of us. At that point in time, the weight of responsibility shifts from a burdensome heaviness, to one of lightness and joy.
Keep in mind too that our destiny is likely to be multi-faceted with vital purposes that are integrated, not mutually exclusive. If you’re afraid that pursuing greater things means you’ll automatically lose your family, or your stability, or anything else, don’t fret. Your destiny – and the God that is calling you to it – is big enough to hold the totality of your life and weave all of it into the tapestry until a beautiful new picture emerges. You’ll find yourself with a bigger framework, able to hold more of all you treasure, in abundance.
Until next time, I’ll be praying for you to exercise your free will to become more than you ever dreamed possible.