Why? Because I didn't prepare or I didn't do what I needed to do and I wasted lots of time waiting for everything to line up perfectly. I finally learned that God wants us to step out in faith and He will do the rest. Now I'm passionate about reaching people and telling them about my mishaps and mistakes. I figure my story and my journey will help people if they realize they're not alone. And now I am doing the preparation I need to do and nothing is going to stand in the way of that. I'm doing that through this podcast, as well as, my blog and everything else I'm doing. Stay tuned for the talk show I will be doing soon that will help people through the testimony of others' lives.
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day. Let's just say that person was a he named...hmmmmm, Jim Bob. Jim Bob was content, because of the few materials possessions. He owned a house, a car, was able to travel a little here and there. What I noticed what that he really wasn't as fulfilled as he thought, because it took one to know one. And it was clear to me that he wasn't living on purpose and he wasn't preparing for the future. He was simply taking one day at a time and wasn't ready for any opportunity that would come his way. He was ok with being mediocre just as I was once upon a time. That's a sad thing if you ask me, so now I'm coming to tell you that with preparation and smart/hard work, we can get what God has for us. It's not going to come easy, but we can get there by doing the things that make us uncomfortable, by doing the things that inconvenience us, and by doing the things that make us get off the couch. And what I'm coming to realize more and more is that if we do not do those things we're going to see others doing them. And we're going to see others living the dreams God had for us. I don't know about you, but I don't want to live that way and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Proverbs 10:4/5 says, "a slack [or whack] hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame." Reminds of the ant.