There are times in life when we feel compelled to move forward. We know there’s something more we are called to accomplish. But, because we haven’t quite done it yet, we are frustrated and dissatisfied with our current situation. Have you been there? You may be there now. Well, the good news is there is hope! You can get out of that situation and move forward to your desired result. That place contains your joy, fulfillment and happiness. Are you ready?
First, you have to get ready in your mind. Have you imagined yourself in that place? Can you see yourself there (I.e. new job, new business, new relationship, retirement, vacation, etc.)? Let your mind imagine being there. Think about how that place feels. Hold on to that thought.
Secondly, you have to get ready in your spirit. Simply put, you have to believe you can get there. What’s holding you back? Are you afraid of the unknown? Are you afraid of failing? Are you lacking courage because others think you’re crazy? Whatever the reason, you must press past those thoughts and believe you are there (speak those things that be not as though they were). Make it your present tense confession.
Thirdly, you have to do it. You have to take a leap of faith. You must step out of the boat. No one can do it for you. But, God is always with you and He already has a plan. We don’t have to know every intricate detail. We just have to start with the first step. With each step, we gain confidence and our faith increases. Each step brings more clarity and direction…until finally, you’ve made it!
Are you ready? Let’s go for it!
~Coletta Jones Patterson