As Forrest Gump said; Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what your going to get.
Those words ring very true in life. You never know what you will get from one day to the next.
Everyday seemingly starts the same, and may seem like any other day; but in the blink of an eye; it can all change just that fast. A bad day can turn out amazing and and amazing day can turn dark fast.
So; eat up and savor every moment that life has to offer.
Passion is defined as an emotion, intense, driving, overpowering feeling or conviction; strong affection or love; a strong liking or desire for or dedication to some activity or object of deep interest.
Many have something in their lives that they are very passionate about. It may be work, helping others, teaching, certain hobbies, beliefs, ministry, careers, cooking, working with kids and so many other areas.
Passions are deep and enjoyable desires that draw us deep into them and can be shared with others to learn and enjoy. In some cases a passion turns out to be a calling.
What is your passion? Do you share it with others? Does your passion make a positive impact on lives? Is your passion your calling? Will it bring glory to God? Are you doing what you are passionate about? Does your passion make you happy?
Your passion can change your life and the lives of others.
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
It is a major event in peoples lives. For some, it is surviving tragic events, cancer, other illnesses, or the loss of loved ones. For others, it is surviving struggles with physical, mental and emotional impairments. Then there are those that are surviving daily challenges in life such as unemployment, loss of income or barely making it, having a place to live, taking care of and feeding a family, staying healthy and surviving what the world throws at them.
Surviving is deep-seated in each person that takes a lot of effort, willpower, fear, desire, strength that you did not know that you even had, and a willingness to face and overcome something that is far bigger than you.
Being a survivor is much more than winning; it is the beginning of a new journey in your life. It changes your life forever and opens your mind, heart and spirit to the blessings in life that we take for granted everyday and a side of yourself that you may not even realize existed. It humbles you, teaches you lessons, and makes you stronger than you have ever been. Own it! You deserve it!
Being a survivor is one of the greatest blessings and gifts that is given to us.
Isaiah 26:3 NIV You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
You are amazing, is a phrase everyone needs to hear, know and believe.
It should be engraved in our brains and not forgotten. We have a tendency to forget this in the midst of the daily chaos of the world. You can start to lose a bit of our strength and self-worth that lets doubt and fear creep into our minds.
When this happens, remember all the things that you have gone through and troubles that arose; think about how far you have come and the lessons learned.
Think about each time you faced a valley and the battles that you won in the middle of them. Think about the fears, the anxieties, the uncertainties, the joy, the peace, the release and the rewards of surviving and overcoming each and everyone.
It is at that moment that you realize just how amazing you are. Treasure it and keep it at the fore front of your mind. Remind others just how amazing they are all the time and why they are.
Three little words can make a difference and change a person’s life and yours forever.
Psalms 139:14 NIV I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
The “Eye on the Prize” is a wonderful term. One that is used by athletes, motivationalists, coaches, teachers, and more. Though it is used as a term associated with winning or success, it is far deeper than that. It is beyond a trophy, an award, or achievement.
It is about focus, direction, determination, will power, feelings, strength, a positive attitude, achievement, a driving source deep inside, or a spiritual desire. The prize can be about raising your children, a graduating child, a wish, a dream, creating a happy home, a new job, helping someone, overcoming adversity, or a servere illness. It can be something simple or more complex, and anything that you want bad enough to strive for, desire and want for yourself or for others.
The prize is knowing you did everything you could or were led to do, to the best of your ability and feeling the overwhelming peace, satisfaction and excitement of obtaining the prize.
Let your “Eye on the Prize” be a beautiful experience and journey filled with excitement and joy.
Philippians 3:14 NIV I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.