As this year comes to a close, I am, like most of us, reflecting on the last 364 days. All things that changed, and all the things that didn’t quite go my way. I am also look ahead to the next 365 days, and all of their possibilities. However, unlike most of you, I’m really not inspired by possibilities. I’m at the place in my life where I’m no longer excited about potential, I’m more interested in results. In 2015, I want to move forward, and accomplish significant things. There has been one word, that has held me back; one small word that I allowed to stifle my progress:
Two letters that I have feared all my life. But as of this moment, I will fear them no more.
I will no longer fear hearing “no”. Rejection isn’t pleasant, but neither is it lethal. Everyone isn’t on my team. Everyone won’t be in my corner. Everyone won’t cheer me on. Everyone won’t get the vision. Everyone won’t belive in me. But hearing, or even sensing other people’s “no”, can not stop me from writing, saying, or doing anything. I’ve had the terrible habit of seeking people’s approval for the things I know I have to do. Their no, will no longer cancel my yes.
I will no longer fear saying “no”. I am not obligated to anyone but God, my wife and my kids. I am responsible for my own destiny. I can not be all things for everybody. I’ve had the terrible habit of believing that always being there for everybody would somehow give me value. I forgot that my value and worth was already established by Him who created me.
This is not a resolution. This is a simple, doable change that can produce extraordinary results and have limitless impact. God never meant for me to survive on potential alone.
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