Oftentimes, we have to gather ourselves and be the strength we need. Sometimes you have to stop wanting so badly, and just start going for it. Having a ‘backbone’ means finding your own courage. It means taking ‘no’ for an answer and pursuing alternate routes to the goal. We get bogged down by things not going our way and start a wishing trend. Wishing, in a way, is consenting, because most people wishing are willing to wait (sit down) on the desire. They’re hoping some intervention takes place, having done nothing more than think or whisper a thought.
**Side note** Don’t get it twisted either, wishing and praying are different. You need a backbone to pray, to go to God with your innermost thoughts. It’s not a simple statement of what you want to happen. Prayer is active–it is intentional. It is the fervent pursuit of something, easily obtained or not. The strengths of your belief systems, faith, character, and individual tenacity coming together are your backbone. It is the reason you can pray, even in weakness, even in sorrow. Got that? Ok, love.
We all feel out of alignment sometimes…like things aren’t working out, and we don’t have the power to straighten them up. When you feel powerless, you start wishing. You wish it could be this way or that. You wish you had enough money. You wish, you wish again, and wish some more. Aren’t you tired of wishing? I am! Let’s stand up and make things happen in our lives. Let’s be empowered by the will within to be more, be influential. Let’s activate our fortitude, stand up to every adversary, and keep going. Get back in alignment. Put things in proper perspective and go. Don’t take whatever comes, and simply wish for things to be different, to be happier, to have better. Stand up and walk into your season of better. Being honest, you might have to go running into it. Sometimes the things we want have to be chased down! 1 Corinthians 9: 24 says, “Know ye no that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” All I’m saying is wishing is a passive notion. It’s time for us to let go of wishing. It’s time for intentional, active movement. Let’s go!