Friday, February 8, 2008

Let go of Whatever is Holding You Back

Momentum - we all need it. Without it we lose ground. I believe God's will for you is to move forward and gain new ground. He wants you to let go of whatever is holding you back, and to grow, increase, and to be more than what you are today.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in your will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).

Many people fail in life because they believe that mediocrity is normal. But success always eludes those who follow such a philosophy. The dreams that come true are those that did so because people stick to their ambitions. They refuse to be discouraged. They never let disappointments gain the upper hand. Always remember, you will be judged by what you finish, not by what you start. If you don't see results right away, don't give up. God does not pay by the week, but He pays at the end.

Ninety percent of all failures result from people quitting too soon. "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9). Many people who quit did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. The road to success runs uphill. So lean into the wind and don't expect to break any speed records. Hang in there.

Avoid following the crowd. Be a leader, not a follower. Average people would rather try nothing and succeed rather than try something great and risk failure. You are destined to be different than the crowd. You are supposed to be who God made you to be.