Have you every done a special project, a project for which you were so motivated, so laser focused that nothing could distract you from completing it? Please pause for a moment to reflect on that project.
How did that project feel? Was it always easy? Did it ebb and flow? Did you have to push through challenges and adversity? What kept you going? What habits sustained you throughout the project? How did you eliminate distractions? Perhaps most importantly, why did you finish?
Is it crazy to believe your life is a special project with a special mission? Is the world today so free of distractions that you understand your special mission with uber clarity?
Fact #1: Before you were made in your mother’s womb, you were chosen for a special mission.
Fact #2: If you let yourself be distracted from your mission, then you are not fit the work planned for you.
This work is God’s work. Everything else is a distraction.
What are some examples of distraction?
- We are distracted by pleasing others. Their plans become more important, and we become consumed by thinking about what they want.
- We are distracted by hobbies when they become an obsession. Having a hobby is fine unless it becomes first place in your heart. Some hobbies aren’t necessarily bad. They’re just not good. Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful.
- We are distracted by the past when we can’t let go. Reminiscing about “good old days” prevents you from seeing new opportunities right in front of you. Alternatively, harboring regret or revenge constructs a prison for your spirit and keeps you mired in the past.
The only way to fulfill your special mission is to stop being a servant to your old habits.
Please pray this prayer with me …
“I will stop being a slave to my impulses. Until today, I have surrendered my freewill to years of bad habits. The past deeds of my life have set a path that threatens my future. My behavior is ruled by envy, ego, greed, fear, infatuation and habit, which is the most powerful. Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed. I will form good habits and become their servant.“
Good habits will empower you to accomplish your special mission.
Now, let’s go to work to do God’s work.