Turn up your speakers or put on your headphones and play the song which I’ve helpfully embedded above. It’s titled, “Arise” by E.S. Posthumus and you’re going to thank me for introducing it to your ever-growing music library (in case you haven’t heard it already).
Today we’re going to talk about your future. And how, the person that you are doesn’t really matter as much as the person that you could become.
We’ve all got things that we would rather leave behind. Fake friends, bitter exes, and overbearing parents. Things that we could definitely do without. But for one reason or another, we hold ourselves back, and we let these things get the best of us. We stay in broken relationships and keep coming back to our broken homes. We try everything to disguise the fact that we are living in a broken world.
But of course, none of it works. It’s like using a band-aid when one of your arms has been cut off your shoulder. It’s seeing life through the fogged up lenses of glasses called Delusion. It can only lead to anger, sadness, and disappointment in the long run.
And things will never change, right? That’s just how life works. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. You can use as much logic and rational thinking as you like, but at the end of the day, you’ll still be powerless to effect any real change in the stuff around you. And if that’s the case, then there’s no point in trying to do anything worthwhile. Right?
Forget about the horse. If there is somewhere you know in your heart of hearts that you absolutely have to get to, then go by taking a walk. If the rest of the world just outright refuses to walk along with you, then go for it anyway. You would only be getting ahead of everyone else that much faster that way.
Is there a project that you want to work on, a sport that you want to get into, or a fitness regimen that you still haven’t started doing? Do you have a relationship with someone that you would like to end now or an old friend that you would like to get in touch with again? Don’t let anyone stop you.
Quiet down and think about your life for a bit. Find one thing out there that, when you look back 20 years from now might make you smile wryly and go, “Yeah, I did that.” Have you found it already? Then get to it immediately.
Or not. Take time to prepare first. Although if this post rings true to you, you’ve probably already spent a fair amount of time preparing. Remember, Jesus rested for three full days before setting a new PR by pushing a boulder to get out of his cave. Now is the time for you to finally get out of yours.