The difference between greatness and mediocrity is quite simple. Mediocrity prompts a man to lower his standards to fit in. Greatness allows him to rise above circumstances to reach his potential.
Have you ever met someone who seems to do it all? She acts, sings, dances, plays the piano and guitar, speaks, writes and cooks. To top off her long list of talents, she’s sweet and a great mom. You name it, she does it all. Oh, how you dream of being as well rounded as Ms. Suzy Does It All. As you awake from your dream, you’re reminded that all you do is write and speak. OK, not so bad, right? In fact, you were actually quite encouraged before this encounter with Ms. Suzy Does It All.
Have you ever felt like you were running on a treadmill with no destination in sight? You couldn’t even remember what you had done that day, let alone the day or week prior. One thing was for sure, you felt exhausted and drained. Life will always be like running on a treadmill without a clear destination. It’s only by pursuing your purpose that you’ll ever feel the satisfaction that a marathon runner feels after completing a race.
Lay the groundwork for a vision that goes beyond yourself. You'll have the determination to press forward when things don't quite go as planned. Unexpected challenges may tempt you to give up, but don't give in. You have what it takes. If life takes you down a rough road, hold on tight. You'll get through the ride stronger than before. Make a way where there seems to be no way. Don't go down a beaten path. Pursue purpose. Pave your own path.
A mirror is simple yet reflects many images. Doubt sees flaws and weaknesses. Hope sees blessings and strengths. A simple reflection changes everything. Let yours be clear. Your reflection should match your vision. If you can see yourself doing it, you will. Let what you see in the mirror be a reflection of who God says you are. Circumstances don't define you. They shape you. You're molded to make a difference. Let your light shine bright, even through the cracks.