Blog entry by Virtue Joseph
Lately, it started dawning on me that as you lay your bed, so you will lie on it. The outcome of my life depends on me. I am in charge of my life and bears the full responsibility of what it becomes. But life is replete with challenges. How can I navigate through all these challenges and still be my best? How can I make a difference in my world amid the fears, limitations, negatives? I realized it all starts with determination.
Determination to push on when it gets tough. Determination to 'Do It Afraid'. Determination to deny me A to get B. Determination to get up early, commune with God and meditate on His word before resuming other daily activities. Determination to exercise my body and eat right when I want to relax and eat what my taste buds desire. Determination to read those books on Product Management, Finance, Marriage, when my flesh does not feel like it. Determination to study my MBA materials when I feel like sleeping. Determination to say No to that mouth-watering investment when I do not have peace about it. Determination to be joyful when the circumstance is depressing. Determination to encourage someone else when I need encouragement. Determination to bless someone else in need even when it's the last resource in my hands. Determination to love the unlovable and forgive the ones that have hurt me. Determination to remain humble and respectful. Determination to Say No to the things I have to Say No to and YES to the ones I have to say Yes to for destiny fulfilment.
Without making a decision to be determined in making the right choices, life will give me what it chooses and not what I desire. I know that what life chooses is far from what my desires are.