If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. You don’t have to be greatly skilled or have it all figured out because God chooses ordinary people to do extraordinary things so He gets all the glory. You were not created to remain indolent. You are created to make meaningful and unquestionable mark on earth. However, you can’t be outstanding unless you stand out and to be different, you must do something different because life is all about impact-making; you are to make your life count!
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Everyone wants their life to count. We all wish we could make a difference in this hurting world. The good news is that we can. You don’t have to wait until you’re more accomplished before God can use you. He can, and will, use you right where you are if you surrender yourself to His will. It could be something as simple as a conversation or an act of kindness. Or He may ask you do something big and scary to speak up or to go first. Whatever it is, if you make yourself available to God, he will make your life count because we bring a deeper commitment to our happiness when we fully understand, that our time left is limited and we really need to make it count.
As I’m so often reminded what a priceless gift my life is, I ache with everything in me to make it count, so that when I finally cross the finish line, I’ll hear the words, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’. We love God and make Him know by serving others. Service is the pathway to joy and fulfilment. If you aren’t involved in something greater than yourself, you are just putting in time because life is meant for ministry to others. God wants you to make a difference in this world. God wants to work through you. Live life, then with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning and purpose of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the difficulties of these days. Don’t be vague but firmly grasp what you know to be the will of God. Make it about others and not yourself. We are all born with glasses turned backward. We see ourselves as the center of the universe. But making your life count means to flip the glasses and put others first. Someone once said, the value of a man’s life is in the counting of his positive influence on others. After all, you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Whatever the human mind can conceive of and believe, it can accomplish. Others are not always capable of establishing the true identity. They see what they ‘want’ to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it’s perfect! Note that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
God has planned ways of living for all of us, but it is up to us to choose how. We all have had days (and perhaps even years) when life just doesn’t seem to go our way. It’s almost always mental, when there’s a road block in your way. When you place a kind of mental road block it becomes something to be afraid of. You may doubt that you can achieve the next goal or milestone, but it’s just your mind that is playing tricks on you. Don’t judge by the harvest you are harvesting every day, but by the seeds you are planting, and because you haven’t closed the deal today, it doesn’t mean you’re never going to. Don’t expect that people will bring happiness to your life. Bring in your own happiness, because some people are extremely good in snaffling back what they gave, when you’re no longer worthwhile for them. Believe life is worth living, and your conviction will help create the truth. Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle and try to love your life and live it without competing with the next person, so you can be the best person the world has ever had. Remember always that your character should be greater than your circumstances, and always make a total effort, even if the odds are against you because everything has elegance, but not everyone can see. Never forget that nothing happens unless you do it!
In the hectic world of today, calming the mind is becoming harder and harder. We are over-stimulated and overworked, and because of the things we have to do, we have less time to do the things we enjoy. Stability does not include cramming in any conceivable event. Examine your principles and determine what’s important to you; then set your limits, because not understanding what you want and trying to do it all at once can be a nightmare formula rather than a path to a well-balanced life.
I know it’s hard, you might have to work crazy hours to meet ends, even multiple jobs. Yet working long crazy hours will potentially wear you out and you don’t want to do that. You’re going to burn out, you’re going to get so lazy that you don’t want anything to do. It’s not your fault to feel swamped with obligations, many of which can spill over into your personal and social life just as quickly as your sleep patterns can change. Noting that the busiest people are not always the most qualified or even academically successful, however, is important. There is a point where more harm than good will begin to work. Begin each day with the intention of making the best and most of it. It may not always go as planned, but it can go more smoothly if you put it in perspective.
Everyone needs some time for themselves to be themselves and live their life. If you don’t know if you are overworking yourself, please be aware of the signs such as having no energy, very irritable, grinding your teeth, low productivity, and physical symptoms such as sickness. It’s not easy to overcome the fear of failure, but you will do much more when you build confidence not to let fear hold you back. Live a balanced life can help in your daily activities with encouragement and success. The more concentrated and attentive you are, the more likely it is that before sunset you will achieve your daily goals. If you ever feel tired, disoriented or sad, stop what you’re doing and take some time off for yourself. Success should not be measured by the amount of work you complete before dropping down to the floor; it should be measured by the amount of work you complete while still feeling like you own it.