Take action step into your life
Take action step into your life3 mins 52 3 mins 52
Take action and step into your life
So many people talk, they give lip action to their lives. One day...when I lose weight, find the right person, have more money or get a better job...it's always something that they are waiting on. The one thing I've learned in the last few years is to do, let go of your fear, step out of your box and like Nike says...just do it!
We must take action to change things, whatever they may be, we need to take the first steps for change. The most important step in AA is to admit you have a problem, it is only then you can make a change. If you don't admit something is not working then how can you fix it? If your head is stuck in the sand you can't acknowledge the things going on around you.
I'm a big believer in it's not happening to you but for you and I know that is not popular with many people but it is the truth if you are willing to go searching for it.
Every time something happens in my life, especially when the storms come, I ask God what is this supposed to teach me? What am I supposed to learn from this? That is not saying that I am not experiencing pain at that moment but I chose to step back from the pain and acknowledge that there had to be a lesson that I can take away from it.
I'll never forget when I started thinking this way. I was in the middle of a horrible divorce. I prayed, I did the right thing, or so I thought. I went to church, I gave my tithes, I helped others and I was sure I was going to get what I was entitled to. I wasn't wanting it all, just what I had also worked for during our 24 year marriage. I walked out shocked. I didn't get alimony, I got only 250.00 a month for my 2 girls and because of the real estate market crash and a 2nd mortgage I had no knowledge of, I did not get much for my half of the house. He had already cleaned out all of our bank accounts so all of that was gone, and here I was with nothing but pain to show for all these miserable years. I couldn't believe it, I cried, I was pissed, I screamed why? Why was this happening?
I went home and prayed to find the answers to this cruel joke. What I realized was that I needed to depend on God and him alone. To know that I could do this on my own. This was a hard lesson for me to swallow but it was my lesson I needed to learn. If I didn't look at the world this way I could have easily been stuck in self-pity and filled with hatred. I could have continued to say why me? And be angry about what was happening to me but I chose to look for the lesson. And the lesson ended up being the best lesson of my life. I learned that I could do this on my own and that no matter what happens God will take care of me.
So today my friends remember, this is your life, don't make excuses, don't blame others for your inability to move on or change. Don't continue to say why is this happening to me, but look for the lessons in the pain. Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today, take action and step into the life you want.
"Be the change you want to see"