Romans 11 vs 29 “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”
Have you ever wanted to do something, which you know you should do but have lacked the mental resolve to do it? You know what you should do and when you should do it but you just cannot get your mind round to getting on with it.
It gets to a point where you are frustrated beyond measure. Your ability to complete the task is hindered, despite the fact that you are convicted in your belief of the course of action to take. So many of us suffer from this, to a point where we run in the opposite direction of where we should be going.
The story of Jonah, although dramatic, symbolises the very essence of a clouded mind that knew what it should be doing but chose to run instead of confronting the call and the reality of the issues that it had been tasked with. Unlike us, Jonah could clearly hear the voice of the Lord but he chose to run away from His instruction.
The net result was calamity; he caused himself all sorts of difficulty to a point where it began to affect the lives of others. In a bid to correct things, he chose to be cast away. God found a perfect refuge for him in a big fish that gave him time to pray, reflect and seek the counsel of God.
I guess the lesson here is that you can run but you cannot hide from the things you have been called to do. We all face all manner of dilemmas that sometimes force us to run from the reality of the issues we are confronted with. The longer you choose not to do something you should be doing, the more you compromise your circumstances, your existence and your happiness.
We are all caught up in issues and things we would rather run from, we deliberate with ourselves and ask ourselves questions like, “what’s the worst that could happen if I don’t do it anyway?” We come up with reasons why we should not do the things we are supposed to be doing; it’s too difficult, it’s time consuming, and what if I fail? and so on.
One of the elements of success is to have resolve, to go beyond the excuses and actually take action instead of just thinking about doing something. It starts with a mental decision to move mountains and then actually doing it.
You will never find a perfect setting, there will always be reason why this or that can not be done and if you give yourself enough excuses, you will be caught up in a cycle of regret.
Nothing is more painful than the statement “if only I had”. Lead the life you want to live, so many ideas, opportunities and revelations have been given to you. Go on a limb and actually tell your mind: I have resolved to do this and I am actually going to do it.
You just may be surprised that the answers you have been searching for have always been there, and you inability to resolve to carry out your given task is what has been keeping you from your blessings.
Be that person who makes a difference, be the person that people admire who always gets things done.
Your happiness depends on it.
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