During the Summer Olympics, world class sprinters have been trained to race with their eyes focused on the finish line. Their eyes are on their destination. They are trained to look forward and resist the temptation of looking either on their left or right and certainly not behind. Their destination is too important for them to take their eyes off their goal. What you focus on most frequently is that to which you will naturally gravitate.
Where are your eyes focused? Are your eyes centered on the finish line? F-O-C-U-S! There is a prize before you. There is a place with your name on it. A place where there is a reward upon your arrival. There is a destiny for you to achieve. In order to reach that place, you must turn up the top soil, abandon what is behind and let go of the unnecessary luggage of past failures, past hurts, past disappointments and pursue the real passion of your heart; the dream for which you awake each day.
Because you have an appointment with destiny, you must be there in time to take flight and soar into immortality. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime revisiting your past and forfeiting your future. Time is ticking. There is a mandate for your arrival and an appointment just for you. Your destiny is the piece that solves the puzzle. It’s the cornerstone to your life having meaning. All your trials, tests, and testimonies have meaning when you discover and pursue your destiny. In order to fully make your future the present, you must fully abandon your past and decide to make your past less valuable than your future. YOU are your greatest asset why not invest you into your future?
The Bible says “the end of a thing is better than the beginning” (Ecclesiastes 7:8 NKJV). Choose your destiny it’s worth the journey. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” —Paul J. Meyer
An excerpt from the book: The Woman Within It’s An Inside Job
Have a Love Filled Day,
Blah days, we all have had our share of them. I use to struggle with how to deal with them. Just the other day I woke up feeling pretty okay, however, there was something nagging at me. The sun was shining and nothing unusual took place. I usually start my day with prayer and meditation but this particular day, I did not feel like doing that. I knew then it was going to be one of those days. I called my husband and told him “I’m feeling some kind of way.” He asked what was going on and I could not quite put my finger on it. What I did know was that it was beginning to feel like a blah day. Great! What choice will I make today: give in to it or do something about it? Of course, I chose to do something about it. I must say, it was not easy.
What do you do when you are having a blah day? I used to give into to them, which was not the smart thing to do. Depression began to set in which made it harder for me to deal with. As a result I got nothing done. Depression definitely paralyzes you. Negative thoughts start entering in and those thoughts become complaints. Whew! It was using up to much energy and at the end of the day, I was exhausted. Now I did not have these days often, but when they would happen, they lasted for a few days.
One day, I made the choice to press through the day. I got in my car, got my favorite coffee (starbucks) and went for a ride. I visited a friend and by the time I got back home, I was not feeling blah anymore. Wow!!! Pressing through the day actually worked. It was at that moment, I realized, I am normal. Everyone has blah days from time to time. How you handle it makes all the difference in the world.
Don’t be too hard on yourself when experiencing a blah day. Here are some things you can do to help:
- Make the choice to do something. It is a choice! You can choose to give into the blah day and let it get the best of you or you can choose to not allow it to dictate your day.
- Put on some uplifting music. I start singing and dancing myself happy. Music is so soothing. It makes you laugh and feel good all over.
- Read something inspiring to feed your mind. When you are having a blah day, negative thoughts can enter in. Get a jump-start by feeding your mind with great things; a good book or some affirmations.
- Reach out to a trusted friend or accountability partner. When you are inside of the frame, it is hard to see the picture. They see what you cannot see.
- Give yourself permission to be. Take the time to love on you and refill your cup. Your blah day might represent a depleted cup. Stop giving out of an empty cup. Give from your overflow.
Remember this, blah days, we all have them, but when you live your life from a place of love, everything else becomes that much easier. Live your best life everyday!