We’ve all had those moments. Those moments when complacency and stagnation becomes the norm of our everyday lives. Those moments when we become more intrigued by the NOW because what’s NEXT seems too difficult to achieve. Isn’t it funny how we so often place limitations on how far we can go because we’ve become too comfortable in our now. Before we’re even fully aware of it, our now becomes the new standard of success. We begin to unconsciously believe that where we are is the furthest we can go because it’s what we’re used to. For years this was my mindset. I had become so accustomed to dysfunction, bondage, and settling for less that I thought that was the best life had to offer me. And because of my limited thinking I found myself stuck in the same cycle and same routine for many years.
Ultimately, my deliverance from stagnation and complacency came down to a decision. I could either take God at His word and decide to embrace the life He has for me or I could allow fear to win and remain stuck.
Whether I like to admit it or not, I remained stuck all those years not because I had to but because I chose to. Years later I realize that I had the power to choose.
Because of fear and my limited thinking I chose comfort over growth, and familiarity over discovery. But today I’m writing to let you know that you don’t have to make the same mistake I did! Choose to grow. Choose to be better than you were yesterday. Choose to embrace the life God has for you.
Here are 5 things you can do to become unstuck and embrace the life God has for you:
1. Believe in yourself
A lot of the times we become stuck because we don’t believe in ourselves. I realize that I spent countless years bound to complacency because I didn’t believe that I had what it takes to do anything different than what I was used to. Confidence is powerful! The more you believe in yourself and the ability that God has placed on the inside of you, the less stagnant you become.
2. Change your focus
Instead of focusing so much on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths! You have more in you than what you think. Write down all the things you’re good at and use it as a motivation to keep going.
3. Discover your purpose
Ask God to reveal to you your purpose. Discovering your purpose changes everything! When you have something to live for, you have a reason not to quit, and a reason not to stay where you are!
4. Find your creativity
Nothing kills stagnation like creativity. Creativity opens up the door to new possibilities and discoveries. The great thing about creativity is that it comes in all forms and fashion. When God created you, He created you with the ability to create! Use your creativity to create something new!
5. Start seeing your future as greater than your now
The enemy of the future is the present. I was stuck all those years because I was too blinded by my now to see my future. I had become too familiar with how things were that I couldn’t see the life God had planned for me. Whatever God has in mind for you is far greater than your now. Where you are right now at this very moment is the LEAST you will ever be. Start seeing your future as greater than your now!
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