1) Stop waiting for permission.
2) Start taking responsibility.
Here’s my take on number one. All too often people use “permission” or something like it as an excuse not to take risks or change something. They look to outside circumstances or stimuli and if everything doesn’t line up before they even give it a shot, they won’t even try. If it were that easy everyone would be doing it. Change takes risk, but here’s the kicker – if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. If you want to move forward in a different way, or get different results then you will likely have to initiate something. Waiting for permission is like putting out a foolish fleece and then blaming God when it doesn’t happen.
The way I see it, moving forward IS the fleece. If things don’t work out exactly as you hoped that is okay! You can chalk it up as research and try something else. When we don’t try anything at all and just wait for things to happen we set ourselves up for almost certain disappointment.
So, number two! Start taking responsibility.(Stop making excuses.)
- What CAN you do?
- How can you try to move forward?
- What would your next step look like?
Only you can change you. No one, not even God, can force it on you. He gave us the power of free will and it is up to us to use it well.