For much of life and its advancement, action is a vital step in the complete circuit of progress. When we think to achieve, we must be ready to sweat it out in the field of life. When we dream and dream hard, we must be ready to wake up and work it out in reality. Dreaming is not enough: You need to act now!
Dreaming Is Not Enough
As fantastic as dreaming is, you must be willing to do more than just dream. People dream about a lot of things – from a great job to a lovely wife and children, the life of their dreams, the kind of physique they desire, etc. All our dreams are in the minds of people but only so few are able to achieve them.
It is no wonder the world is separated into the “haves” and “have-nots”. It’s not really about destiny most time. What is destiny by the way? It’s what you make of your life. Circle the word “you” and ponder on it. Your life is really in your hands.
There is so much power God has invested in mankind. Man can do much without even the interference of God. That sounds like heresy but really it isn’t. God has put a larger-than-life potential in man to be able to do “all” things. What are the limits of all things? Only a very small fraction of reality is restricted to man. Trust me.
- Do you know how much man has been able to achieve throughout history? Here’s what it is. Whatever man can achieve is inspired and energized by God. However, the onus is on man to return the glory to God in all his adventures. Why do I say these things? Just to let you know that God has already put that capacity in you to achieve your dreams, and I’m confident you’ll return glory to Him.
Why do you think weight loss is such a long shot? If people have done it in the past, so can you. But as much as you believe in the theoretical motivations, you must be ready to put in practice to make things work.
Learn From The Tower
One of the greatest and most fearful things humans ever did was to attempt the tower of Babel. The tower of Babel’s story looks very much like a myth but it isn’t. How could mere humans without the help of God or angels decide to build a tower up into heaven and actually almost achieve it save for God’s intervention? The Bible says,
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 ESV
The people God made in His image and likeness had made a decision to do something. Remember the last time the divine being made such a decision to do something in Genesis 1:26? It came to pass, and He made man.
So, God knew what He had put in man. And this is what God Himself said about the builders of the tower. God had to come down from heaven to do an inspection by Himself. The Bible says,
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.
And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Genesis 11:5-6 ESV
Do observe the last sentence God makes in this verse. He says, that nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. By extension, nothing will be impossible for you to do.
You need to lose some weight and you’ve dreamt about it for so long. Why let it remain in the realm of thought? You’ve done well to get it into your mind and begin to imagine it but there’s more to do, and yes, you can do it.
You have the power to do what you decide to do. Now is the time to act. Pull all your weight behind your decision and begin to work towards what you’ve set your mind to do.
Action Supercedes Decision
When the people wanted to build the tower, notice what they did. They met together and made a decision. After making the decision, they got to work. They had a precise plan to get to the reality of their dream.
And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Genesis 11:3 ESV
They had a clear road map. And that’s just what you need. Do you have one?
It’s great having a plan and all but you need to make it a feasible one. Don’t overburden yourself with the decision of reaching a milestone that’s impossible for you. Learn to start small and move at your own pace. Your pace doesn’t mean you should peg your potential at a level far below your full capacity. Your pace is pegging your progress at the maximum output you can give. You start there and reach greater expansion from there. Don’t burn out unnecessarily.
When God decided to make man, He left the realm of imagination and got into this realm of work. So, He took the dust of the earth and formed man.
Everything you imagine in the realm of thoughts must also find help in this realm of the living. Now that you’ve made a decision to go on this journey of weight loss, you must be ready for its challenges. They say, “Nothing good comes easy.”
You Need To Have a Heart
For every good thing you imagine achieving, there will be an infinite possibility of failures assigned your way. On some days, there will be very valid reasons to stop and turn around. But you’ve got to overcome those desires and step out of the cave.
Life will not be fair to you, and I hope you have that truth already dealt with. What you hope to achieve has a ton of challenges coming with it.
Ask those who have gone before you and hear their stories. That’s another method to get you through your tough nights on your journey to the other side. You need help more than you know. Never feel independent of other people’s contributions. Always seek more knowledge and know what the best way out of every situation is.
Winning or losing is a matter of mental strength. When you think of winning, you must assist your thoughts with the help of a winner. When you wish to lose some weight, you must humbly seek the knowledge people have used in successfully losing weight in the past.
Challenge Yourself To Progress
This is one of those things we know to be of help.
The raw food challenge is a great boost for your weight loss journey. If you have thought about doing it, then you only need to do it to make it work. Don’t stop thinking about it. Don’t stop thinking about how great your body and health would feel if you could only achieve this feat. Go past dreaming and start doing.
Today is the day, and now is the time to build your figurative tower of Babel but this one has received God’s commendation. You have nothing to fear. Put your hand to the plow and be the winner you are by acting now!
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