A Season to Rise and Let Your Light Shine
There will come a time when the need to change key aspects of your life imposes itself on your consciousness in a markedly undeniable way. You will recognize that moment because it will present itself as a force that reorganizes your life like a storm does to a once tranquil place.
When that unsettling comes upon you, you will be moved to make a compact bundle of the things that mean the most to you. You will gather around you those who have shared the experiences that shape your current circumstance, and tell them that the time has come for you to pursue a different kind of future. Some of them may also opt to trade the stale air of their own depressing circumstance for the inspiration of that new dynamism they now see in your life.
Realize that your life is yours. It is yours to lose. It is yours to save. It is yours to do something or nothing with. Ultimately no one else can occupy that space in eternity that you now inhabit. Wake up from the complacency that lulls so many into a false sense of security. Open your eyes and train your mind, body, and spirit, for new challenges.
Ask yourself a few essential questions. What are the aspirations that once energized you that have over time gone dormant? Where is the fire in your gut that once danced as a sparkle in your eyes? Like so many before you and around you, that fire may have been doused by the too many swallowed tears of mounting disappointments. Your primordial blaze may have succumbed to the many buckets of cold water poured on by those who seek to thrive by suppressing the aspirations of others. You may have gotten stuck in the mud of a sense of worthlessness cultivated over time by an overindulgence of a sense of your perceived failings. You do not have to continue to wallow in that precarious state of being.
Your Moment Of Awakening will come, and when it does, do not slight it as one more occasion of pipe-dreaming. Do not ignore your Epiphany by deferring the need to get up out of the bed of depression and despair. Instead, adjust your position… Determine now to ‘take up your bed and walk’. Make up your mind to leave behind you every influence that binds you to a future of hopelessness.
Beyond the state of bondage and despair that too many of us endure, lies the promise and possibilities of a more fulfilling life. Getting there will force you to confront daunting odds. There will be “many rivers to cross””… many obstacles to overcome. There will be discouraging voices calling you back to the deleterious ways that you must now discard – voices you must necessarily disregard. Some obstacles will seem insurmountable, but you must nevertheless face and overcome them.
Our lives are promises to be fulfilled. Our dreams are possibilities to be explored. Listen to the voice within you that calls you to become everything you believe you can be. Beyond the state of bondage and despair lay the possibilities of a more hopeful future. Beyond the disparaging critique of those who live to break others, lies the power of your own possibilities – the boundlessness of your dreams. Beyond the days of pain and grief lies a season of hopefulness that only you can deny yourself. Reach into that future and touch the things you have hoped for. Develop that focus on your life which allows you to grasp the significance of things you have not yet accomplished.
This is the Season to emerge from the rut of complacency. It is a time in which we can stand up and own the determination to find a more stable footing in Life, despite the instability that has come to define our circumstances.
Beyond the obstacles that are present in the course of all our lives, lies the possibilities of a prosperous future. This moment is as good as any to begin the journey to a destiny more in keeping with our highest expectations. Let us rise up with the strength that new perspectives bring. Let us shine, let us become beacons of the clarity that comes when we claim a new and more hopeful future as our right, and our responsibility.
R. A. G.
Roy Alexander Graham
President/CEO, FIGTREE ENTERPRISES, INC.
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