Life can be complicated, frustrating and unfair, and that can make it extremely difficult to know what’s best to do. Yet you have the ability, and the opportunity, to figure it out with the help of God.
Plenty of people will be happy to give you advice, and much of that advice can be quite valuable. No one, however, can consider that advice from your unique perspective and apply it to your life as well as you can.
If you always depend on someone else to tell you what to do, your life will be long on resentment and frustration, and short on fulfillment. To enjoy real success and achievement, you must spend time and effort to figure it out for yourself and ask God.
It is a serious, essential responsibility, and if you choose to see it as a burden, it will be. Yet you can just as realistically choose to see it as an opportunity for you to grow and mature.
The fact is, you are fully capable of taking the initiative and figuring out the strategic direction for your work and your life. Though you never have to go with it alone because God is with you, you must have your very own clear sense of direction to which you’re fully committed.
This is your life to live and your chance to create outstanding, meaningful and delightful value. Figure out what will move your own world forward, and find real joy and fulfillment in making it happen.
— From the Daily Motivator by Ralph Marston