Not knowing what you want or not having a sense of direction in life can work against you in the immediate or long term future.
For me personally I am still recovering from some of the decisions that I’ve made years ago and some not that long ago.
While reading over some of my journal entries I noticed how my path to victory started to take shape, but it was like a different person had wrote some of those entries. While reading I frequently asked myself, “what were you thinking.” The truth of the matter is that I wasn’t thinking in most of those instances, I was acting on impulse or just doing what came natural to me. Not all of it was negative, but it definitely could have been handled differently for a better outcome.
Fast forward to now, I realize the power of knowing what I want and not participating in activities that don’t reflect who I am.
Knowing what I want and don’t want paints a pretty clear picture of the boundaries for me. I have been around long enough to know what activities, behaviors and conversations will lead me to or away from my desired outcome.
You’ve heard the saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different outcome, right? How crazy is that, but there have been a number of times that I have been guilty of this very thing.
Once it darned on me that I was on a vicious cycle, I had to stop the insanity in my life in order to experience better. I had to get to the root of the matter. This is a constant process for me. Revelation is progressive. The more I study MYSELF and make the necessary adjustments (dig up, uncover, confront, acknowledge) the better my decision making process becomes.
What I discovered was that I wasn’t necessarily falling for the same old stuff or at least that’s what I kept telling myself, but I was really doing insanity at a different level. See we can fool ourselves into thinking that because it doesn’t look like, talk like, dress like, or feel like the last experience that is not like the last experience, but in reality it’s the same insanity! It’s the same thing you said you didn’t want any parts of disguised differently.
This is not exclusive to one specific topic in particular. For me, this applies to any area in my life that I find that I’m repeating or participating in that does not line up with who I say I am or what I want for my life. We can be in bondage to our careers, friends, family, social activities, ministries, associations, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, we are not meant to live life on our own; people still make the world go around; we need people in our lives, but we should examine the people who come into our lives, their motives, and how they compliment where we’re going in terms of what we want in life. We have to keep people in their proper places in our lives and constantly examine the value that they add to our lives and vice versa..
The key to life for me is knowing what I want in life and not settling for anything less than that. I want people around me who add or multiply to the goodness in my life, not those who divide or substract, it just that simple.
This was short and straight to my point. I pray that you have read something here that resonates with you. I am constantly finding out something new about myself. I truly believe that my life lived out in this manner is a blessing to many others.
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Peace and Increase!