Re-post from April: Who doesn’t at some time in their life ask the question, “who am I, why am I here, and does my life matter?” Very valid and extremely important questions; and depending on our beliefs, will explain a lot about where we are in our life right now.
So, are you where you want to be in life? Are you making a positive difference in your part of the world? Are you contributing to and making a difference in other people’s lives? Are you living abundantly? Do you enjoy your job? Are your relationships going well? Do you get up most days filled with gratitude and joy excited about the day ahead of you? Are you happy most of the time? Do you live your life with passion?
With the amazing God given potential each of us possesses we should be able to answer yes to each of the above questions. Yet for some reason, few of us ever move beyond mediocrity and live that kind of life. Most people blindly accept whatever circumstance happens their way, and accept is as if it were their destiny?
WHY is that? Is mediocrity what God wants for our lives?
Often from a very young age we are programmed by those people and situations around us to believe our lives are limited. They don’t do it on purpose, but they themselves have limiting belief systems passed on to them by others with limiting beliefs. Most people just accept, that whatever life they are born into, is their lot in life. That could not be further from the truth, and I can prove it.
Please check out this short video by a gentleman named Nick Vujicic, it’s only four minutes and so worth the time.
Another person to check out on YouTube is Sean Stephenson, please take the time and watch. Both of these gentlemen will prove that you do not need to be a victim of your circumstance.
Have you ever read the quote by Henry Ford that says, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right”? There is so much truth in those words. If you believe you can accomplish something, you will push yourself until you succeed; nothing is going to get in your way. If you don’t believe you can, you will quite before you really even try; and once again prove to yourself that you can’t.
Can you imagine the life Nick Vujicic or Sean Stephenson would have if they accepted defeat and didn’t believe in themselves?
Our lives so often become self-fulfilling prophecies, and as long as we keep telling ourselves that we can’t do this or accomplish that, that is exactly what we will attract into our lives. If you focus on defeat and failure your life will be filled with defeat and failure. On the other hand, if you fill your mind with the belief that you can accomplish anything you truly desire, your life will take on a whole new direction and meaning.
We were not put on this earth to just exist and try to make the best out of whatever life throws at us. We are in training here and are meant to grow, develop, overcome, and become the best we can be. That means we don’t settle for whatever life throws at us, it means we overcome, and forge ahead and allow ourselves to grow to our full potential. It means we are supposed to be living an abundant life.
Now, when I say abundant life I’m not just talking about money, but abundance in your relationships, in health, in joy, in happiness, and so many other things. God wants nothing but the best for you. Would you as a parent want any less for your children? Why would anyone believe that God would?
You were given a great gift when you were given life, and you were given the ability to make a difference in this world. You have so much potential that it’s almost unfathomable. You need to realize that you are in training for an amazing future. The question is, are you willing to step out on faith and believe that your life can be so much more?
Changing our beliefs and overcoming past programming and self-sabotage when they’re deeply ingrained is a process that takes time, but it can be done. It starts with getting rid of limiting thoughts and beliefs and accepting the truth that God does not wish for any of us to live a life of mediocrity. He wants us to live happy, productive and meaningful lives.
Our lives should be about making a difference and becoming lights in a dark world. Of course, it’s very hard to be a light when you don’t think you deserve to shine.
You also need change your hoping for the best to BELIEVING for the best. It’s about faith!
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