Do you ever feel like you are on the outside looking in at the world around you? Everyone is happy. They are together in a room as you sit there alone in front of your Xbox, iPhone or computer screen. Although you are there virtually, your mind wanders as you wish for a better life.
"And faith gave me the courage to believe that my vision would turn into more than just a dream."-Julie Barbera
Get ready to reorganize your box. It’s time to reprioritize to make room for what you really want to do in life. Daily expectations have their place, but they don’t need to take up all the space. Balance is key. Goals should be big enough to stretch you yet realistic enough that you can reach them. Barriers placed around hopeful expectations hinder forward progress. Don’t limit faith and hope by shoving them to the side. Above all else, never try to fit God in a box. There will never be enough room inside.
Life can take you down some rough roads. How you view obstacles and challenges affects the outcome. You can dwell on what you don't have, or you can focus on how to make the best of what you do have. The choice is yours. Let's face it, the world will never be perfect. Still, you can walk through life with a positive attitude of expectation. Shift your focus. Stop wishing for perfect circumstances. Don't imagine an ideal world. Make your world the best it can be.
Making space for important things in life is key. Goals need to be challenging yet realistic and attainable. The only way to make space is to reorganize, prioritize and declutter your life. Busyness and responsibility make it hard to balance daily life with a bigger vision. Still, it’s possible to find balance. Set hopeful expectations that are realistic, but be sure that your expectations are big enough. Expect great things to happen. Walk in that belief. What once felt impossible will feel within reach.