I have always believed in the existence of the Lord but too be honest their have been times my faith has wavered. When I suffered setbacks in my life, when health issues arose I prayed to the Lord for help. When that help did not come fast enough or in a manner that I fully understood I would wonder why me? Why has the Lord forsaken me?
Lately though I have had an awaking. I have begun to understand that my conversations with the Lord could not-only be in times of despair but in times of happiness as well. That even in times of despair I needed to talk to the Lord and praise him for all that is good in my life. To understand that the times of despair while often painful as is may be it so that I am reminded of and appreciate the good that has been bestowed upon me. That no matter how difficult my situation may appear to be at that moment I still needed to praise him in his holy name. To praise him for the opportunity to simply awake that morning and walk upon beautiful this blue ball that he has blessed us with.
As my conversations with the Lord turned from only asking for help in times of tribulations but to praising him each day for all the blessings he he has bestow upon me those blessings increased ten fold. That it is his want to bless me with an abundance of good. That there is no for me need to worry that he has forsaken me but to have faith that he is working to give me the strength and courage to overcome any adversity I may be facing. For with the Lord the possibilities are endless with the Lord nothing is impossible and for that I praise him in all times.
Life is a journey, one that we were continually meant to grow on. Be happy with who you are and what you have accomplished today but never be satisfied with it instead embrace what you can be tomorrow.
In life it is possible to meticulously plan and execute something to perfection and still not reach the desired result. Is that a failure? Should we throw our hands up and walk away from future opportunities convinced we simply are not meant to succeed? Of course not. How we deal with failure is as important as how we deal with success. We should strive for perfection with the understanding that the pursuit is just as important as reaching the goal. The pursuit is a chance for us to learn, change and grow molding us into into a better person than we were before it.
Success is a birthright all of us are blessed with in one way or another. There is no doubt that for some the road to success is easier than for others but nevertheless the road is still there. But success is not guaranteed even for those with the easiest roads. Success must be seized and if not seized it will never be achieved. But do not be fooled seizing it is not that easy. There will be obstacles we all must navigate to achieve it. Some of us who will listen to the masses, the timid among us who will try and persuade us not to reach for the stars but remain in the box society has said we belong. Some of us will have to overcome those who have already seized success and wish to keep it for themselves. They will look to place barriers at every turn in our way as a means of blunting our forward motion. Some of us will be born into wealth and success but will take it for granted and will lack the desire to expand only to see what they were born into dissipate by the day. Some of us will be flooded with feelings of self doubt and fear. Fear of reaching for the stars and failing. It is only when these obstacles are no longer a part of who we are can we seize success. To this we must understand that these obstacles are not truly real they are simply a means of denying our dreams. Not only can we overcome them we can soar past them and seize our birthright. We can be the success we were meant to be.
When I awaken each morning it is to a feeling of happiness, enthused about the possibilities that the new day brings. Gone are the chains which many of us have been conditioned to believe, that we live in a box that society says we belong. Rather I live each day to see how far I can push myself and to what new level can I achieve. I live each day to show those who tell me it can’t be done that not only can it be done it can be done at the highest of levels. Never will I fear the unknown each new day brings instead I will embrace it. For the unknown is only a temporary lack of knowledge therefore the unknown is a chance to learn an opportunity to broaden my horizons. Yes I look forward to each new morning because to paraphrase the classic line from Star Trek goes it gives me the opportunity to bodily go where I have never gone before.
Life is happening at this very moment. With every breath I exhale all the negativity it tries to force upon me and inhale all the positivity that surrounds me. I have vowed that I will accept and embrace all experiences, even the negative ones but I will never let the negatives ones bring me down. I will learn from them, I will grow from them and I will gain strength from them. They will be a symbol of my growth a sign of my rebirth. Life is happening at this very moment and I am embracing all the wonderful possibilities it has to offer me.
Your dreams do not end at daybreak. It is at daybreak that they should just begin, daybreak is when we begin to make our dreams a reality. Understand this, life is not for the timid not for those who let so called destiny guide them. Life is full of exciting possibilities but those possibilities are only reached by those among us who understand that our dreams our possibilities are rarely a gift of destiny but something that must be earned. It is only those of us who are bold enough to define are own destiny by meeting life and all of its obstacles head-on who will achieve those dreams. Each new day we must commit to being bold and not settle for what life has in store for us but take on life with our dreams as our guide. Only then can our dreams become reality, only then can we reach our full potential, only then can we truly be happy.
It is the person who embraces the unknown who learns to reject fear and open their mind to new possibilities. With new possibilities comes the prospect of growth and growth is the essential process of all existence. It is when we cease to grow that we can no longer imagine what we may be able to accomplish. We stand in place and wither away. Neither bold enough to dream of a better future nor seize upon the opportunity to move forward when it presents itself.