No matter who you are, the daily grind of life is par for course, it’s just a part of life. Think about it: the salesman has his targets. The manager his deadlines, actress has her rehearsals. The doctor sees one sick person after another. The pilot stays strapped in hour after hour. Then there’s the mother with tiny children, facing several hours a day of making decisions, competing with strong wills, trying to keep the family happy. How can you live beyond the grind? beyond the ordinary? beyond the humdrum of life?
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Do you really know what you were made for? You’ve discovered something you have real passion for? Your destiny? Well, good, but that’s only the start! Don’t you ever be fooled that because you know what you want to do in life, it’ll automatically happen.
In order to achieve anything, you must be determined and maintain your confidence in God! King David wrote, My times are in Your hands. What times? Times when you feel like quitting. Times of no return. Times when you wonder, did God really want me to do this? Times when you ask, will I ever get through this? Times when God may have to challenge your idea, even, though it looks great to you. Times when you’ll have to rise up above your circumstances and say, I can do everything through Him! Times when you are the only one convinced it’s worth making the effort. Times when those you’ve poured most efforts into supporting and developing would be the first to stab you in the back.
Most people have no clue about what they were designed for. Many may have crazy dreams, secret passions, special skills, a very specific ambition, but chances are that majority don’t have much idea how they’ll accomplish it! And maybe you're wondering, 'Am I ever going to get to where I'm supposed to be? Wherever you're at, you’ve got to believe 100% that you’ve been designed for something.
Steve Jobs, the deceased American computer entrepreneur and innovator could be said to be truly one of the most person of significance and impact in life. Yet, his beginning in life was inauspicious enough. He was adopted at an early age, became a college dropout after just only one semester, slept on the floor in friends' rooms, collecting Coke bottles for food money which he augmented with weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple. Still he was determined enough to continue auditing courses at the same school where he dropped out, working here and there before eventually becoming co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
Unless it’s a fancy dress party or you are like one of those sad middle aged people trying to relive your youth, there is no way you would go to a party in your school uniform! you need to dress yourself in the right gear to make the most of the moment. The question is what are you clothed with?
When you consider the words seed and building, you would notice that they all require activity to maximise their potentials. Seeds must be planted. Buildings must be built. You don’t just veg out on the sofa and wait for changes to happen, you have responsibilities in becoming the best you could be. First you’ve got to change your habits. Your character is made up of the sum of your daily habits. Listen: everything connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it. To make it in life, change your thinking.
One of Tom Petty’s song released in the 1980’s has never failed to inspire me. Indeed, it’s one of my top ten hit songs of all time, it goes this way:
‘I won't back down, No I won't back down, you can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won't back down. No I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around And I'll keep this world from draggin me down, gonna stand my ground ... and I won't back down.
I won't back down, oh baby, there ain't no easy way out and I won't back down, hey I will stand my ground, and I won't back down. Well I know what's right, I got just one life, in a world that keeps on pushin me around but I'll stand my ground ...and I won't back down’.
In case you’re not familiar with Daniel's mates, they were called Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they refused to worship king Nebuchadnezzar’s idols. Even when warned to 'Bow or burn' they said, 'The God we serve is able to...rescue us... if he doesn't...We still wouldn't serve your gods...' (Daniel 3:17-18). And because they 'kept the faith' and refused to back down, God delivered them - and promoted them!
Once upon a time there was a middle-aged man who was having a tough time. His father and mother, though great people, were both dead at this time, and he misses them. He had problems with his teenage children, economic problems and severe shortages in all the necessities of life hit the region where he lives. Just when it seems he was breaking through, he was asked to leave town and to make matters worse, it seems as if every time he accomplishes anything, someone else comes along and grabs what he’s worked hard for all his life. It’s enough to make anyone want to give up... then four words changed His life.