Pardon me

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest-
and poverty will come on you like a bandit
and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6: 9-11

How long will we lie in our self pity? How long will we serve as a reminder of what potential energy is? When will we take action and become the dream that we desire to be? These are the questions that came to my mind when I read this passage. When the word speaks of this sleep, this slumber, our hands folded and rested, I see death! The death of our dreams, the death of our ambition and goals. How long? We must awake ourselves from this sleep, we must awake ourselves from pity and do all that is in our power to achieve our greatness. No longer can we look to heroes and be amazed at their presence while not leaving our own eternal footprint in the sand.

Jesus, was a great man, a noble man. In his time he did great things, whether you choose to believe the stories of this man or not is irrelevant. What are you doing to get closer to such a being, to be of such nobility, to provide inspiration and sight to the blind people of our society. What are we doing to achieve our goals? Having dealt with rough times, I ask myself all of these questions. My response to myself is to stand tall, with my head up and shoulders broad. My response to myself is to believe in myself so that I can achieve. Most of all, my response to myself is to trust in God, to ask him for the strength to wake up, for the strength to be free from hopelessness. Today marks a new day, this second marks a new second, a chance for us to awake from whatever vices we have and be the greatness we aspire to be. Self doubt, negative relationships, a lack of ambition and drive, these are just some of the issues all of us are dealing with. No longer do I want to look at our leaders of the past and marvel, instead I will take the actions that they have shown us and with the power of God build on the foundation that they have already laid. Peace and Grace be unto you!

One falls forward toward success.

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One Response to “Pardon me”

  1. CLC Says:

    The first step is to recognize that one’s greatest vice is one’s SELF.

    It’s interesting the notion of struggle that prevails as a noble one. However, it is indeed struggle that gives rise to a lazy mindset and mediocrity. Let not the idea that you are “tired” because you are “struggling” to exceed be the very excuse that prevents you from achieving greatness. Potential is just that – Potential. So, let’s call a spade a spade. It’s nothing more than a rock sitting atop a hill..waiting…waiting..and still waiting to be rolled down and set in motion to be converted from potential to kinetic. Allow the possibility of poverty be the very thing that sets you in motion, that which awakens you from a slumber. Recognize those things that are done with ease as a guide to what one is called to do. Not because it is not difficult, moreso, because it is. Take notice that you have been granted the ability to make it “appear” effortless. Realize opportunities to grow and excel will present themselves as stumbling blocks and be present enough in your own gift to see them as steps to greater achievements. Please, do Wake UP! Loathe self pity. And marvel at what YOU are to become. Indeed your foundation has already been laid.

    Great piece. Way to start off the day!

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