Just Do It

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Philip­pi­ans 4 vs 13 “I can do all things through Christ who strength­ens me.”

Do you know of the type of peo­ple who never get any­thing done? They have an end­less stream of ex­cuses about why things can­not be done. They put off even the sim­plest things and of­fer an ex­cuse. They con­tin­u­ously prom­ise that it will be done to­mor­row and to­mor­row never comes.

We are all sur­rounded by walls, some real and some in­vis­i­ble. Within the con­text of these walls we can ei­ther decide to scale them or just look at them and be fear­ful from afar, hop­ing for a mir­a­cle.

Life is a chal­lenge made up of var­i­ous ex­pe­ri­ences that make us who we are. What is your per­sonal brand? Are you an ac­tion-ori­ented per­son will­ing to meet every chal­lenge or are you eas­ily de­feated at the on­set of any ob­sta­cle?

Hu­man be­ings dif­fer by char­ac­ter­is­tic and trait, we how­ever share one thing in com­mon which is our de­sire to live. So many peo­ple have left a mark on hu­man­ity through their de­sire to make a dif­fer­ence by step­ping out and ac­tu­ally do­ing the things they are con­victed to achieve.

Some of the prob­lems we en­counter and have to deal with are as­so­ci­ated with our in­abil­ity to pur­sue the things we know we should. The cir­cle of life is such that every month, re­gard­less of where we are, we have ex­penses. These are liv­ing ex­penses like rent, food, med­i­cal bills, util­ity and power bills. Liv­ing gen­er­ally comes at a cost.

As we em­bark on this jour­ney to meet the costs as­so­ci­ated with our liv­ing the duty of care is upon us to be able to meet these ex­penses. The minute we don’t do that all hell breaks loose, stress ac­cu­mu­lates and things go out of hand.

Op­por­tu­ni­ties are all around us, things we could be try­ing to do. Not every one has been given the gift of be­ing for­mally em­ployed but we have all been given tal­ents. The ques­tion is: how are we us­ing these tal­ents, are we just sit­ting on them?

Some of the prob­lems we end up with are self­in­flicted just be­cause of our in­abil­ity to act on the things we know we should be. Cir­cum­stances and pro­vi­sion dif­fer, but our Fa­ther has as­sured us that at min­i­mum He will look after our needs. Out­side of our needs there are things firmly planted in us that we should be pur­su­ing.

Let’s be­gin to be ac­tion-ori­ented peo­ple who live life with a pur­pose, in­di­vid­u­als who want to leave a mark be­hind; big or small. The world is filled with things we need to be do­ing de­spite the end­less ex­cuses we give as to why we can­not do them. Let’s get things done.

A fa­mous sports ap­parel has a pay of line we all know: just do it. Are you about to come up with an ex­cuse? Are you tired, weak and heavy laden? Pray to the fa­ther above, He will give you the strength you need.

Be blessed.

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