Ultimate success is fulfilling the purpose of God, for your life. This doesn’t come easy. You cry through it, pray through it, and want to quit through it. Yet, everyday that you wake up, you have to make a choice. Are you going to do it all over again? Are you going to do what God told you to do? Are you going to answer the call and will you praise Him in the midst of it? Are you willing to push and praise?
Admitting the problem
You don’t come to a place of having what you want because it fell in your lap. For every good marriage, there were hundreds of hours spent toiling, fighting within, and praying for change to come. For ever healthy life, there were months and years of mistakes and unhealthy habits. For ever goal achieved, there were times of learning what not to do, so that the “what to do” was engrained on the heart of the achieved.
I know these things from experience. When you want to be successful in life, you worry, but then at some point you realize that worrying isn’t going to get you anywhere, so you seek to do something else.
As children of God, we have to look to Him for our answer and, as we have seen before, He has a word for every situation that we find ourselves in.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Don’t worry! But what do you do when you are full of worry? You are worried about your house, your finances, your marriage, your personal success, your friendships…so full of worry. And all of this worrying is making you anxious.
Realizing the solution
You have to be willing to do what the Word of God says. You open up your mouth or stop for a moment and commit to action.
You have to say to yourself and to God
“I am not going to be anxious. I am bringing myself to a place of calm. I am going to tell God what is causing me to stress and I’m going to ask Him for what I need. Lord, I need somethings from you and I know that you will come through for me. I believe and trust you, but where there is doubt, help my unbelief. Father, I thank you that you are doing all of the things that you told me you would do. You said in your word that whatever things I ask for in prayer, believing, I will receive. I am asking you for these things now and I know that you are going to give me peace that surpasses all understanding. Guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name. ~Amen”
You have to push
You cannot quit!
You must not give up!
No matter how you are feeling.
You must know without a shadow of doubt that whatever God has called you to do, He will also equip and accompany you to do.
You must push your way through this and every situation in front of you.
You must get in the word of God and reinforce the words that He spoke to your heart from the beginning. Get to a place where you know that you know that God has called you to this place of pushing to the high mark that He called you to.
While you push, praise.
You have to praise
Put on the playlist. If you don’t know what to play, go on YouTube and pick your favorite biblical song. From there, the app will do the rest, playing songs that are like it. Allow the Holy Spirit to encourage and be with you through this process.
Tell your heart to be glad. Find the beauty and the joy in the midst of the situation. Don’t allow yourself to get in a slum. Yes, cry, if you must, but then be done with it. Give it to God and praise your way through, knowing that He is faithful and He is with you.
He is with you
For everyday that you wake up, He has something for you to do. For every breath that you breathe, there is a task for you to accomplish. For every moment that He graces you with, He is with you spurring you on to accomplish the thing that He has placed in your heart.
So, dream big for your marriage. Have high hopes for your children. Determine that the dreams and visions that He has placed in you, will come to pass because you are going to allow the Lord to work in you and through you, to see them accomplished.
Make a decision, everyday not to give up, so that have the strength to push and praise.
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