Updated: Jan 13
Everyone is on a journey to grow some aspect of themselves and to contribute something to
the world. This means that your life has meaning, and your being here is not an accident of
birth. You are here on assignment to accomplish something specific to you, and despite what you go through or experience, you will eventually end up where you need to be if you don’t give up. Initially things may not seem to make sense, but everything you experience takes you to different levels of growth where you gain more knowledge and understanding as to the purpose of your life. No two journeys are alike. Each one comes with its own unique set of circumstances with one goal, and that is to get you from where you are to where you need to be.
No one ever said accomplishing your goals would be easy. Every person who ever achieved
anything great had to endure some form of hardship and, in some cases, extreme difficulties.
No greater example of endurance exists than that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The dream that was in his heart, was greater than the challenges he faced. Breaking down the barriers of racism may have cost him his life, but it did not cost him his dream. During the time of his journey, the trials he faced would have made another man give up. Dr. King’s dream was so real to him that in his “I Have a Dream” speech, he told many onlookers that he had already seen the outcome and that it would be accomplished. His dream was so important to him that even the possibility of death could not stop him from achieving what he came here to do. Despite all the obstacles he faced, he was determined to make his journey count by not giving up, and most importantly, never doubting himself, knowing that it was his God-Given responsibility to share his dreams with the world. Like Dr. King, your dreams are special gifts given to you by The Creator to share and make a difference in the world.
Accomplishing your goals does require perseverance. Why? Because life is filled with the
unexpected, and the ability to push forward despite your circumstances will get you to your
goal. Many people while standing on the brink of success have faced extreme difficult where
they had to decide whether to give up or keep moving forward. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was one of those people who was determined to bring his dreams to light.
Despite his more than 10,000 failures, he never gave up. It was his determination and knowing that with every failed attempt, he was one step closer to his goal of taking the world from candlelight’s to electric lights. Because of this belief in himself and his dreams, the world was forever changed. When something is inside of you, regardless of what challenges you face, you must not to allow doubt and perceived failure to overtake you. Your journey is too important and everything you are here to accomplish can only be realized if you do not give up. Your dreams are too big and too important not to share, because when you accomplish something great, others benefit, and the world becomes a better place.
Believing in yourself means trusting that you have what it takes to accomplish your goals, and that whatever else is needed will be provided along the way. It also means, you must never allow self-defeating thoughts to overtake your thinking and rob you of your gifts. Challenges will come and go, and however difficult or irritating they are, they move you from your comfort zone, forcing you to grow and achieve things you never thought possible. Take for example the Oyster. When an irritant gets under its skins, so to speak, it causes great pain. However, the Oyster uses it to its advantage. Rather than being over-taken by the painful experience, the Oysters’ first instinct is to go on the offense. It immediately releases a substance to over-power and subdue the irritant. Then, through a process of rubbing and smoothing, it transforms the once painful substance into a beautiful Pearl. What the Oyster proves is that nothing can overtake you unless you allow it to, and that what may have been meant for your harm can be transformed in to your greatest achievement, if you do not give up.
Challenges often produce Pearls of Wisdom. For this reason, it is important that you change
your perspective and view them, not as setbacks, but as opportunities for growth. Many
dreams are often born out of the toughest of situations, and for this reason you must never
allow difficulties to overtake you to the point where you give up on them. Regardless of your
circumstances, the Universe will always conspire with you to make sure you are successful,
even in difficult situations. However, you must be determined to do your part and not give up. The graves are filled with unfulfilled dreams. Don’t let yours be one of them. Find what speaks to your Soul and be determined that no matter what challenges you face, you will achieve your God-Given responsibility so that you can get from where you are to where you need to be. Enjoy Your Journey!
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