Everyone has dreams and passions. Some people will not stop until those dreams become reality, some will quit at the first sign of defeat, and some will do nothing. Though struggles and obstacles are inevitable, success comes to those whom look at it and keep on moving. These days there is no shortage of competition, overwhelming situations, and thoughts of failure when it comes to going after what you really want in life. A positive attitude and belief in yourself will drive you forward.
What I have yet to understand is: Why do those who have given up or aren’t as far along on their journey as some, put others down? The simple answer would be that they’re jealous. I don’t think that’s the case, however. There are certain people in life that may or may not know when they are making us feel bad for getting one step closer to our dreams. It is frustrating because not everyone wants the same things. So, why can’t others speak blessing & encouragement for anyone that is doing well? Regardless if you like the person, they did what was necessary to get to where they are at in life (good or bad).
I can’t only hope but pray that we all be encouraging with our words. It’s definitely hard sometimes, but who says someone else is more or less successful than I? Who says that they do or don’t deserve the blessings they’ve received? Who says they didn’t earn their position? Who says? When you have a dream, don’t let anyone stand in your way. Don’t let the enemy, the economy, your circumstances, or even yourself tell you that you can’t or don’t deserve it. You will always have one guaranteed supporter – God.
I hope you are encouraged to find joy in your accomplishments and in the accomplishments of others. Try to challenge yourself to stay positive when your circumstances are negative. When others choose to knock you down, stand strong in knowing that God is always on your side. I am sure you will become more driven and passionate about the things you want in life as you go after them.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” –Romans 8:31
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