I am through with it all! I am done! I can’t and I won’t continue to live in this manner. I have decided that enough is enough! The fear that has kept me in captivity for years will no longer have its hold. The enemies of procrastination, consistent tardiness, and complacency no longer have a place in my life. The constant doubt of who I am and confusion concerning my purpose have to go. Why? Because enough is enough!
The idea of settling and accepting less than what I desire in my heart, is no longer an option. I refuse to live by the boundaries that have been established around me. The boundaries that accept poverty, lack, and the mentality that “comfortable is ok”. I will stop looking at those who have beaten the odds and thinking, “That type of success is not for me”. It is time out for spending too much time on the “whys” and failing to spend the required time and energy on what can be done to change the situation. I understand some believe that we must know the past to accomplish greatness in the future; however, we sometimes allow that past to hinder our future. We spend a lot of time expecting and looking for answers as we continue to look back and that slows down our forward movement. Well, for me, enough is enough!
I have had enough of the hate that keeps us as people of all races and ethnicities back. I have had enough of the excuses and the blaming of everyone else but ourselves, which causes us to stay stagnant. How we grew up, where we grew up, what happened while we were growing up does not have to be used as reasons why we cannot accomplish and achieve greatness. These things are only used because we chose to use them and it is time to stop because enough is enough.
Settling is a choice and an opportunity. It is not a road that has to be taken it is a road that we decide to take. Just as we have the opportunity to settle we have the opportunity to soar. Of course it may be harder for some than others; however, it is not impossible. Educational opportunities, business opportunities, ways to overcome debt and etc… are available to us all. It is time that we tap into the greatness and abilities that have been placed on the inside of us. There is nothing keeping us from reaching deep and looking high, except ourselves. I have decided that I will no longer look to follow the trends of others but I will become the trendsetter. I will be happy! I will be free! I will succeed! Why? Because the moment has come to say that enough is enough!
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
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The other week while doing my hair I found my mind consumed with thinking about some things I desire for God to do in my life and that of my family. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t worrying, this time, I was actually just pondering about how, when and where. As I was trying to figure things out in my own mind I heard these words in my spirit, “You have done all that you can do, now let me handle it”. I must confess that it took me a few seconds to actually process this directive. See, this was not just a statement but instructions.
There are times we all find ourselves in situations that are completely out of our control. Although we want immediate changes to occur we have to accept that we sometimes lack the power to make those changes manifest. It is important to remember that we are mortal beings with limited abilities. God on the other hand is immortal with unlimited abilities. He is all powerful, all knowing and all seeing. Even people who deny his existence cannot take away his power and authority or the greatness of his name. We cannot change people however, God can. We cannot heal the sick through our own power however, God can. There is no way that we can take away someone’s deepest hurt and fill voids that seem unable to be filled but God can. We ourselves cannot deliver an entire nation from bondage but God can.
After receiving the word on that day I allowed myself to meditate on it. I began to think on situations that I have been praying about, crying about and trying to fix for a long time. Situations that I sometimes choose not to discuss anymore because I am just tired of talking about them. You see those were the things that I needed to surrender to God completely. Those things that I have trusted God to change or manifest but the appointed time has not yet come. I realized that God wanted me to understand that I had given all that I could and now it was time for me to allow him to do what only he can. He desires to handle all of my issues even things that may seem small and pointless to some. When God “handles” a situation he is promising to do the work required to fix it. He is vowing to control and manage it in the way that he sees fit, which will always be the best way. When we release our desires and situations over to God we can then rest easier, focus more, become more productive and experience joy because we trust that he will “handle” them. You have done all that YOU can do, now let HIM handle it! –
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30