Stop and Think
When was the last time you stopped to think about life? I mean when was the last time you really stood still, sat down or lay quietly and said ‘Hold on what’s going on? How am I getting on with life? Am I headed in the right direction? Do I even have a direction to head?’ Left to human nature, we have a tendency to slip into routines that feel comfortable and don’t often stretch us, only occasionally stepping out when circumstances force a change to occur.
When we seriously assess our lives our thoughts are not suppose to be just passing wishes and ideologies that fly through our heads. But rather they should lead us to a place where we think with calculated and concentrated energy about the things that are occurring in our life – good and bad. One of the ‘hard to swallow’ facts of life is that the best way to get to a destination is by having a target. Most people simply just don’t have goals. They only have fuzzy dreams, hopes and ideas. It’s common to hear statements from our friends or colleagues like ‘I want to be happier’, ‘I want more money’, or ‘I want to lose weight’. But until those desires are moulded with serious thinking about the specifics, life will continue to spin like a circle. We may take a few steps forward but ultimately we find ourselves back where we started. I could tell you a joke and that might make you happier - for a few seconds. I could give you a penny and you would have more money. I could take the leash off a bulldog and whilst running for your life you might lose a few pounds. But in the end is that really what you want? I doubt it.
Without a shadow of a doubt potential greatness lies in the heart of every man and woman under the sun. And God has promised that as long as “…the earth remains, seed time and harvest…shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22. This is God’s way of showing us His love and giving us time to adjust our lives. The seeds must be sown and cultivated for the harvest to bear fruit. In a way let these words serve as a reminder to help you stay or get back on track. I’ll finish with a few important things for you to stop and think about:
1. Your habits
2. Your dreams
3. Your health
4. Your mind
5. Your relationship with God
God bless and protect
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