One day, a difficult task presented itself to me and I looked to the wisest masters that I could find. Here is what I found …

One day, a difficult task presented itself to me. In the end I realized that God is holding out many blessings to me (as He is to all of us). And, He is lighting another step in front of me. Why should I stop here? It all started with a choice … Here is what I heard from people much wiser then me. 

“Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain 

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~ Confucius

“An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of theory.” ~ Ernst Schumacher. If I haven’t experienced the solution yet, I’m still learning the steps for myself. Do I only know theory? 

If I cannot accomplish that task to its perfect result, does that mean that I am broken?

“Life doesn’t get better by chance. It get’s better by change. ” ~ Jim Rohn. If I apply what I already know, it won’t take me to anywhere new. Is that okay? 

I am unique with my skills and experiences. Does that mean that I have to tweak the proven path that has been given to me? Am I open to looking for the potential change?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” ~ Rumi

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

The quality of your listening determines the quality of your experience. “Yout attitude determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar. Am I opening up to listening without judgement?

“The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” ~ Allard Lowenstein

“Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see further. Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett browning. 

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer then I was yesterday. 

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is a succession of lessons which must bee lived to be understood.” ~ Helen Keller

I love a good challenge.

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But, if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And, they’re very beautiful” ~ David Lynch

I am like a piece of wood. In order for the master craftsman to make me into a masterpiece (as has been promised to all of us), I must be sanded and cut to become something new. Should I focus on the cuts or the end product that I am becoming? Didn’t God only promise only enough light for the next step? How does that jive with having confident expectations for a bright future?

Here is what I found. 

One day, a difficult task presented itself to me. In the end, I decided that new ideas are like fish. Don’t be satisfied with the small ones. After all, God is holding out so many blessing to me and He is lighting another step in front of me. Why should I stop here? 

If God using each step that I take in order to make me into a masterpiece (as promised to all of us), shouldn’t I listen? If God is honing the skills and the passions that I already possess, shouldn’t I be overflowing with hope? Should I choose to follow?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

It all starts with a choice … choose hope.

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