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Are You Where You Want To Be?
6/29/2020 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

“Don't be afraid to make mistakes. But if you do, make new ones.

Life is too short to make the wrong choice twice.”

Joyce Rachelle

Are You Where You Want To Be?

        This question most often echoes in the minds of many when they’re suddenly 40, abruptly 50, or OMG! 60+. The AH HA moment when one suddenly becomes aware of the reality of their own mortality. That is not at all to suggest a moment of morbid feeling, but a moment of awareness. There may be other questions that follow, such as:

  1. How did I end up here?
  2. Is it too late?
  3. Should I just ride it out the rest of the way?

Let’s consider these questions in the order presented.

  1. How did I end up here?  You, I, and everyone else are where we are now as a result of the choices and decisions we made in our lifetime. Good ones, bad ones, brilliant, wonderful, or stupid, does not matter. Seems unfair that poor choices in one’s youth can set the trajectory of that life in a regrettable direction. Likewise, however, good choices in one’s youth will set one on a great life path. Contrary to popular belief, life does not play favorites.

So, if you look hard enough and objectively enough, you’ll pinpoint exactly the crossroads and decisions that lead to this place in life. Hold on a minute. Though it may not seem so at first, it’s really a good thing to remember. If you’re in a bad place, or not the place you want to be, the point of remembering is not to punish or malign yourself. Far from it. It serves only to know what happened. Which brings us to the second question.

  1. Is it too late? Well, are you still breathing? If you’re reading this, you’re still breathing and you’re still thinking. It’s never too late. Spirit will meet you where you are. Yes, it may be too late for some things, but by now, you need to have new dreams anyway. Maybe you need to let go of the past and dream new dreams.

Seek the silence where God is. Be still in the presence of God. Shut out the clamoring voices so that you can hear the voice of God. John 16:13 says Spirit will tell you the truth and show you things in your future. Flow with Spirit like the rivers of water, into new and fresh places.

  1. Should you just ride it out the rest of the way? The wonderful thing about choices for your life. You get to make them. If you decide to set a new dream in place, then the component parts will fall into alignment, and divine power will flow in the direction of your focus.

If you decide to ride it our the rest of the way, then that’s your choice to make. It’s your life. Handle it the way you want. No one else will do it for you because they’re too busy trying to handle their own.

        There was a prophet named Elijah in the Old Testament of the Bible. He pulled off a major victory over the enemies of God on Mt. Carmel. Shortly after he’s found sitting under a tree, depressed, wanting to give up on life. God was sympathetic. Understanding how the prophet felt, God told him it was okay if he wanted to give up. There was more work to be done but there were 7,000 others that could do the job.

        The reality couldn’t be any clearer than that. God left the ball in Elijah’s court. It was Elijah’s choice to make and there were no threatening consequences attached.

        The ball is in your court. Is there something in your heart to accomplish? Is there something you were born to do? Are you willing to allow someone else to do “your work.”

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