Have you ever seen a person and wish you could be them? Their life seems so perfect and yours so mediocre, that you would switch places with them in a New York minute!
Several years ago, I was interpreting (American Sign Language) for a motivational speaker who asked “Is there a person you would switch lives with right now?” I contemplated, yes…anyone right about now! Nevertheless, after the conference a woman came up to me and said, “When he asked that question I looked at you and thought yes, I want to switch places with her.” My goodness, if she only knew, she would run the opposite way. I was working 3 jobs, 7 days a week, just got through a horrible divorce which left me penniless and was a single mom.
I politely smiled and responded, “God has made you who you are, perfect by His standard.” I walked away broken but determined to make my life what God had intended it to be!
I realized that the hardships I endured were my training sessions and not only was I going to get through them I would survive and WIN. My son is a Marine and has amazing will power, especially when it comes to physical training; his motto, “Train insane or remain the same.” I take that to heart, training happens in your mind, body, and soul. Either…you go for it or you stay exactly the way you are.
GOD, CREATED ME, CREATED YOU, exactly the way He needed you to be for the purpose He wanted to bring forth in and through you. Do you understand the magnitude of this? You have everything you need to go from ordinary to extra-ordinary! The personality, gifts, talents, connections and spirit to get you where you need to go. You can and will do what no one else can do.
Grasp what I am about to say: Where you are right now IS NOT where you need to stay! Don’t settle for mediocre. I once heard someone say don’t be a low leveler. Aim high, reach, lift your head and know you have everything in you to be exactly what God intended you to be, the question is DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?
Psalm 139: 13-14, For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Your DNA is from greatness, created by God; you are a person of extreme value and significance. You were not meant to be a clone of someone else, you are an original—unlike anyone else on this planet! God designed you the way you are for a specific purpose. Everything about you is unique and every detail about you matters!
Dreams don’t happen because you want them, dreams happen because you make them!!! Bono said, “Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing. Find out what God’s doing. It’s already blessed.” You will see your talents, gifts and spirit thrive and survive.