This is why, even Jesus said, “No one of you can be my disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.” (Luke 14:33 KJV) When you have the attitude that you are willing to give up whatever it takes to be successful, it will produce great result. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOW WHEN TO TAKE A BREAK: Pursuing purpose is like taking a
trip on a rocky road toward the top of a mountain. An uphill climb, whether on a
rocky road or a smooth one, is not easy. Who said pursuing purpose would be
easy? Yes, it’s difficult; life is difficult. However, reaching the top is not
the problem. I came to realize you could reach the top with no problem at all
if you do so your way. But if you do that, could you enjoy what you’ve
accomplished and hold on to it? Would you have enough strength to glory in the
fruits of your labor? However, if you don’t take the easy route (doing it your
way), you will discover that there will be times along your climb toward the
top when you’ll have to rest; and you will discover the consequences if you
press forward when you’re fatigued mentally, emotionally, and physically.
has a way of taking a toll on the body; everyday concerns and a habit of worrying
thorns in your flesh. Thus, it is imperative that you recognize when
When we feel misaligned,
without passion or rhythm, we’re not being guided by our spirit. Many people
are influenced by the needs of others, the paycheck that supports them and the
demands that dominate them. On this path we eventually live like slaves to a
man-made system. We chase the goals of others instead of pursuing our own
dreams. We deaden our despair with the next purchase, pill or ill-gotten gains.
We do what we think we should instead of living beyond what logic alone can
dictate. God is always speaking to us.
Giving us clues, insight and direction about the reason why we’re here. It can
be difficult to hear His still small voice because of the many things that can
distract us, but with intentional effort and a few minutes of quiet time each
day, we can be still and know God’s purpose for our life. When we know God, and
we hear God, our talents start to feel energized. We awaken with excitement and
expectation. We are downloaded with divine ideas and next steps. We hear the