Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”– John F. Kennedy.
You may not be the Captain of a ship, but you still need to know in which direction your rudder is pointing! Except in this instance the ship is your life and the rudder is your thoughts. Your life will go in the direction of your dominant thoughts. However, if you’ve aimed your ship at the cliffside rocks, there is still a way to turn it around. It’s possible to take your thoughts captive and replace those negative thoughts with positive ones. Because, whether you’re aware of it or not we all have an enemy whispering into our ears trying to derail us from the great and fulfilling future we have ahead of us. All it takes is a steady stream of “you cant’s,” “ it’s not going to happen,” and “ this is impossible,” to derail your ship from reaching its destination. Nowhere in your life did anyone ever tell you that you simply could not do something, besides your Mother when you were a child, yourself, and guess who else? The enemy! The one who comes to kill steal and destroy your dreams. Therefore, we need to recognize when we’re being lied to. Because, if we fall prey to these lies the cost is too great. The cost is the future you were(and are) meant to have. What many of us have not been privy to our entire lives is the truth about who we are. We are beautiful, capable, strong, intelligent, and first and foremost LOVED. You see, this enemy of ours who loves to tell us the opposite of all those things celebrates when we actually believe them. In nearly every instance of human failure you can find a place where someone believed those lies. Because if you believe them how could you succeed!? By convincing you that you’re weak when your actually strong, you’ll let life and its challenges run right over you. However, once you have the enemy’s tactics on lock down you’ll easily overcome them. Why? Because you’re capable,you’re beautiful, you’re strong, you’re loved, and that’s the truth! Now go out there and make the enemy be scared of you.
Sail on strong!