Easy to say, but not to do it

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” ~Mirian Silva

I remember when I first arrived in Phoenix almost two years ago, I was so excited and ready to begin anew that I couldn’t wait to get all my projects going.   Of course the first one on the list was Sweaty Sexy Samba.  Yes, I was going to get the whole valley sweaty and sexy.  I remember making a huge propaganda about it every day to my co-workers.

A few months later, I finally launched it.  Two months after, it was done!  The reason: I was tired and after telling myself a bunch of lies, I gave up! In addition, I had put on a few pounds and I was really feeling sorry for myself.

I spent the whole entire year mind complaining and looking back at my past.  There I was, gifted, talented, creative, sharp, beautiful and innovator, taking a beating from the lies in my mind. The lies that I am getting older and I missed a few opportunities. The lies of fear that it would not work. The lies that this city might not be open to my ideas.  The lies of dependency.

Trust me, I really wanted to do a lot of great things. As a matter of fact, it was the year of so many new ideas, which none were executed.  More and more pity.

What will it take?  What to do? Where to go? The answer: to my knees!

I think Paul felt the same way:

17-20 But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can’t keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. 21-23 It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in Elohim’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge. 24 I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? 25 The answer, thank Elohim is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve Elohim with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different. Romans 7: 17-25 (MSG)

New Chapter

I realized that apart from the Most High I can’t do nothing.  So this year I will, with His help, begin one step at a time, until my tree bear much fruits.  First thing on the list is to write more.  I believe that I give when I write, and giving is one of the gifts I love the most.

What will you accomplish with the help of the Most High this year?

 

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