It’s a new year, faced with new challenges and new possibilities… it’s time to fly…
I don’t know about you, but for years I’ve been trying to fly…
It’s been a constant struggle… every time I turn around there’s something happening. Situations pop out of nowhere and obstacles get in the way of reaching my full potential.
Awhile ago, I resigned myself to the fact that “one day” I will do this or that. I found myself sitting around… waiting, hoping, praying, wishing and dreaming.
As if something magical would happen to get me to where I wanted to go without doing the work or going through struggles.
I had everything I needed… except belief in myself. Mostly, belief in God.
I limited God, therefore I limited myself.
We do have a choice. We can either choose to believe truth or listen to lies.
I played footsies with the devil for years… we kept dancing the same dance. As time went on, I started to believe this was my life.
I listened to his lies, his whispers and his seductions… luring me here and there like a puppet.
I was at his mercy, controlled by the puppet master… believing in the goods he was selling me. Thinking it was all I deserved, all I was worthy of.
He showed me his kingdom and I believed that’s all life had to offer… Yeah, sure, I read the bible, I went to church, but deep down I felt like an outcast, lurking behind the shadows with his minions.
I wanted to fly, but I was trapped… like a bird in a cage… set free only to do his bidding… manipulated, deceived, used and abused… lost and in utter despair…
He convinced me that I would never fly again. His words echoed, “You are damaged goods baby, who’s gonna want you now…”
I can still hear him, with each step I take and risk I make. The only difference is that now I know he has no power.
My belief in Jesus is stronger and His voice is louder.
He thought he had me… and he did for a while. But, praise God, those days are over.
This year I’m not going to limit God or myself. Even when it gets tough and challenges sneak up (which they have already)… I will continue to focus on Him, believe and not give up.
It’s your time to fly too… will you soar with Him this year?