It’s Time for Action!
I recently heard a motivational video where the actor stated, “Airplanes deteriorate faster while sitting at rest on the ground compared to soaring in the air, why? Because airplanes were meant to fly! If they simply sit on the ground, the critical parts that were made to lift the plane into the air will rust and become useless.”
Just as airplanes are meant to soar, humans are meant to engage in life. Are you engaging in life? Better yet, are you engaging in the right things? My assessment on human dynamics is that most are busy doing nothing. We fill our days with meaningless tasks, chores, hobbies, and activities that never truly allows the opportunity to elevate our lives, why?
I believe you’re afraid to act on what’s truly important in life. Yes, you, the person reading this blog, you’re afraid. I too, am afraid to act, but must force myself to engage in the things that will allow me to ultimately pursue my calling. In my last blog post, I said many our lost and are simply drifting in life. Can I be honest? There is comfort in the drift. It can seem easier to simply allow life to happen around you and never face the fear of stepping out on the path that God has planned for you.
The greatest deception in life is to wait until tomorrow. There’s always tomorrow or someday. Focus on your kids, pay off your debt, just get through this year and maybe tackle what truly matters next year or the year after that. You’ve got time, right? Just as a plane will rust sitting on the ground, you too will slowly lose your will to pursue your calling if you allow life to bog you down with meaningless pursuits.
Are you lost or frightened to step into your calling and pursue the passion that burns deep within your soul? I know, it’s hard to step into the unknown, not fully understanding where it may take you. There is danger and risk around every corner, but that surely beats regret. The reality is that there is no definitive list of steps to your goal, there is simply the next action you can take right now to get started. The path will reveal itself as you move towards it, but you must start moving first!
I can’t guarantee a life free of failure, in fact, I will guarantee that you will fail, many times, on your way towards the next level, but that is how life works. You must fail along the way to learn and appreciate success once you arrive. So, what frightens you? Is it failure? Is it leaving your comfort zone? Is it the unknown? Who cares! Fear will be your companion on this journey, it never goes away, so stop waiting until it leaves or waiting until life is perfect before you act, just act. Take the leap and start moving towards your passion. Engage in life, and I encourage you to embrace the journey. Peace comes with movement, but it must be the right movement. Stop being busy and start acting on what truly matters. You know what matters, it’s ingrained in your heart, so stop avoiding it and start acting on it. What will you do right now that will move you forward in your life? Act now, life will submit to you as you begin the journey towards the rest of your life.