Some people long for the next level but refuse to apply themselves right where they are.
All Men Have Flaws. The Great Move Forward In Spite Of Theirs.
I love the beginning of spring. During this time, things that were dormant burst through their barriers and show signs of life. Things that were drab and nonchalant seem to make a grand appearance. Things that weren’t noticeable catch the eye and demand attention. Things that appeared insignificant make their grand stand for all to see. The colors are eye-catching, the scents are sensational, and the beauty is breathless. It’s amazing that what seemed so insignificant a short time before takes center stage and solicits applause.
So it is with our lives. We may have gone through rough patches, and it may have seemed that we would never rise above the shambles. We may have encountered disappointments that we thought we would never overcome. We may have suffered defeats that seemed insurmountable. We may have endured heartaches that stretched us beyond our preconceived boundaries. However, in the midst of all of the pain and suffering, we were able to catch a glimpse of that ray of hope. As small as it may have been, we saw an opening that allowed us to believe again. Instead of turning away from the small glimmer, we latched onto it with all that was in us. As we did, the impossible seemed possible, and we knew the painful experiences came to pass.
So allow the springtime to radiate in your life. Know that the dreadfulness of life did not come to stay. Just as new life comes with the change of seasons, so can hope and change spring forth out of past despair.
If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore, come and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. (Taken from II Kings of KJV of the Bible.)
There are times in our lives when we come to a state of desperation. We are too miserable to stay where we are, even though circumstances and situations say we cannot proceed. It feels that if we remain in our current state, we will die. Afraid to stay, yet afraid to move.
Whenever times like these arise, an internal struggle takes place. Pressure causes us to look at the pros and cons of where we are. If the mental lists prove that we have nothing to lose, we are more prone to step out (even if fear grips every part of our beings).
The leprous men knew this feeling. They reasoned, “Why sit we here until we die?” They knew that immobility at that time would lead to physical death. They therefore stepped out; and as a result, they were blessed.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’ll move.
Excerpt from Nuggets of Faith