How Bad Do You Want It?

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

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I want to work at an ABC company.

One day, I plan on being in charge.

If only they would allow me to.

Do all of the above statements ring a bell with you?

Are you in pursuit of a dream and desire, yet have not found the time or courage to pursue it?

Has anyone asked you the question, “how bad do you want it? ”

My oldest grandson graduated from college in 2014. He had discussed with the family his plans to continue his education in pursuing his graduate degree after working for one year. However, as with life, his plans have changed many times since then.

Upon getting out of college, he found that the job market wasn’t as available and attracting young black college educated males. As a matter of fact, it was eye-opening for him to adjust to his new world of growing into adulthood and independence.

Since his graduation, he has held several jobs; none though has met his expectations for what he now realized is his passion and drive.

And that is being the captain of his own destiny.

Being the captain of his own destiny and charting new waters, despite the turbulent conditions ahead of him will indeed make him a better person and leader.

To think of when my grandson was very youthful reminds me that he was never a child who could sit still. He was always and continues being quite inquisitive. As a matter of fact, he still asks questions while his thoughts rifle through with ideas and plans that he has sought to accomplish.

My grandson has the spirit of independence and he is taking the road less travelled.

He has of course gotten the typical advice as “I don’t mean to be smart, but boy, you need a 9 to 5 job,” from a few family members and friends, who mean well but don’t get the whole picture like I do and my sister.

You see, my grandson is not going the traditional route to get where he needs to go.

But rather, he has chosen to leave the herd mentality that requires instructions and directions and has done something that people rarely ever do today. He’s meeting his challenges without knowing what the outcome will be.

In other words, my grandson is following the seed of purpose that God placed in him to close his ears to the naysayers and listen to his heart and accept his destiny.

That’s what depending and trusting in God will take you.

Success isn’t a goal but a life worth living.

How bad do you want it?

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