I ran across this video on success today that really made me think about a few things. You know, there have been so many times that I've wanted to succeed, but wasn't willing to put in the work. We all want the outcome without the work. We want the glory, but we don't worry about the story behind it. We want someone to hand us the fame and the fortune. We aren't willing to give anything up, but we want everything around us to change. We believe that the date simply being the 1st of January will cause our lives to change.
But, how badly do we want change?
How badly do you want to succeed? What, if anything, are you willing to give up in order to have everything you've ever wanted? How important is it to you to find out what you were created to do in this world and who you were created to be? How important is it to you to find out who God is and why He put you on this earth? Isn't that more important than that next interview, that next party, and searching for that next relationship? Without knowing your own purpose, who you are, how much your life is worth, you don't even know what direction you should be headed in. Are you interviewing for the right job, hanging with the right people, or settling for Mr. Wrong?
We all want the big changes to see big success. But, are we willing to do anything about it? You want to see your life change? Seek God. You want to stop wondering if this is all that life has to offer? Seek God. You want to stop wondering why year after year your life never seems to change? Seek God. Ask Him who He is. Ask Him who He created you to be. Want Him more than you want your next breath. Show Him that you are going to sit there until He reveals Himself to you. I promise you won't be sorry. Your life will change. That, my friend, is a guarantee. BUT, YOU HAVE TO WANT HIM IN ORDER TO HAVE SUCCESS. HE IS SUCCESS.
Simply, "ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." Now, I'm not asking you to be like the Beyonce's and 50 Cents of the world. I'm asking you how much it means to you to be successful. How important is it to you to live the one and only life you are given, to the fullest? It's time for us all to wake up, get up, and get on with it. Enough excuses.