Something Has Got To Give

stress-668556_1280You have most likely heard someone say that we all have the same 24 hours in our day. What you do with your time is completely up to you.

There are two questions that I would like to present to you.

  1. What do you want to accomplish with your life?
  2. What kind of legacy do you want to leave?

Both of these questions require for you to take a personal inventory. You have to take a look inside yourself and reflect on the decisions that you have made in the past that brought you to where you are right now. Are you where you want to be?

If not, it is time to change something.

Pursuing your calling means that you have decided to act.

Most of us know that we have a passion that burns within us to accomplish something great. We want to share Christ with the world through what it is that He has called us to do.

What is holding you back from accomplishing your dream?

Take a look at someone that you respect or admire. What kind of dreams and goals have they accomplished? What did they do that got them to where they are?

I recently heard a talk by Tony Robbins. He said that early in his life he made the decision to read one book a day. Yes, you read that correctly. One. Book. A. Day.

That struck me as fascinating.

Everyone is busy. Everyone gets tired once in a while. Everyone has demands for their time. You may have a spouse, kids, work, friends, trips to the grocery store and karate practice and you do not understand where the time is going to come from to accomplish your dreams and goals.

I have your answer.

Sacrifice.

If you want to accomplish anything. Something’s got to give. Let’s cut out all the hours in a day that you are at work, with your family, the time you spend eating, and the time you spend sleeping. You are left with at least two or three hours of downtime. That two or three hours is your key to accomplishing your dream or goal.

How do you spend your downtime?

  • TV
  • Video games
  • Netflix
  • Hulu

What if you took a few days a week and sacrificed those things for your dream?

You would have six to nine hours a week to pour into your blog, your book, your non-profit, learning a language, taking an online course, volunteering at a pregnancy center, tutoring kids, helping the homeless or fight human trafficking.

Pursuing your calling requires you to take a different road. You cannot continue doing what you have always done to get to where you want to go. You have to sacrifice something.

You either sacrifice your calling because you want to watch TV or…

You sacrifice TV so that you can pursue your calling.

The decisions that you make today will determine where you are tomorrow.

What sacrifices are you prepared to make?

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