How does one make time for one’s personal and spiritual growth in a busy world?
You know this quote, ‘you have the same 24 hours as Beyonce’? Well…that is a lie. Beyonce is super rich, has nannies, has assistants, has stylists, has an endless list of people helping her live her best life. Therefore, don’t compare your hours to Beyonce, compare them to good ole’ regular Joe down the street. Where am I getting with this?
If you’re schedule is as crazy as mine, you know how important time is. Every hour of sleep counts, you don’t want to spend more than 8 minutes in the shower and you most certainly don’t enjoy any phone call that is longer than 45 seconds. I have come to deeply appreciate all the time I wasn’t as busy and, I am glad that during that season, I spent time building my spiritual muscle although I now realize that I am in the red light zone, my fuel tank is warning and I am running on low. I need to power up.
I remember listening to this podcast by TD Jakes and it left me shook yo. I think it has been one of the most life changing podcasts I’ve listened to titled ‘Sweat Equity’. We are in love with results but we don’t want to put in the work and, we don’t want to sacrifice anything.
We want the weddings but not the work in the marriages, we want a dog but we don’t want to walk it, we want a blessing but no burden, a house but we don’t wanna clean it.
Then we wonder why we fall so fast?
Some podcast lessons
- Second chances come at a cost.
- When you mess up, you have to wait. The problem with many of us is we want God to do it like He did the first time BUT the second time after we mess up our blessing requires us to put in the work.
- Failure will bring you to your knees. If you’ve got some sense, you get more humble before it gets worse.
- Many of us are disappointed in God because we think God will overwrite bad behavior and just make everything turn out alright.
- If you don’t recognize your miracle, you will lose it and therefore you’ll have to go through something in order to value what you have. Save yourself the journey around the mountain and open your spiritual eyes.
- Prayer and fasting won’t replace bad decisions. God gets behind a humble heart.
- If you’re not willing to see something through, to be patient with your dreams then don’t do it in the first place. There’s no such thing as overnight success.
- You can’t get a return where you have not made an investment.
- Don’t be afraid to evolve into a better person. Be willing to say ‘I am sorry’.
- You have no choice but to grow up and you have no choice but to move forward.
- Don’t set ambiguous goals. Things that are ambiguous lead to frustration. Have measurable results.
- Don’t make snap judgements about people. You literally might be blocking your own blessing.
The month of May is coming to an end, I hope the next month will be filled with so much love, so much favor and ridiculous laughter.