Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Another obstacle to the pursuit of our goals is the fact that we can be selfish, especially with our personal space and our freedom. If we're going to be committed to never giving up, we're going to have to sacrifice our selfish wants at times. Persistence and determination are hard on the self. After all, if I'm committed to something, then what happens when the time comes and I don't feel like doing it? We often think freedom is being able to do whatever we want to, Whenever we want to do it. But the truth is, if we ever could live that way, it would just drive us to be more selfish and self-centered.
If we aren't determined to never give up, it's easy for the devil to talk us out of doing whatever we should be doing by appealing to our selfish desires. Persistence requires us to discipline our feelings and do what is right, no matter how we feel about it.
We need to surrender our freedom and our personal space once in a while and learn to say no to ourselves. We cannot trust our flesh; it won't get us where we need to be when we need to be there. It will want to stop when we need to keep pressing on. It will temp us with our personal space and freedom-at the expense of our personal growth. It says that feeling good right now is more valuable than living a disciplined. Committed lifestyle. that will result in the achievement of our goals and the fulfillment of our goals and the fulfilment of our destinies.
Not only God want you to succeed, he created you to succeed. And he does not want you to settle for anything less. Don't allow failures or mistake to cause you to give up; let them teach you what to avoid the next time around. As you move toward success, wait on the lord and let him renew your strength. Success will not come easily, but it will, if you persevere.