Listening leads to realization.

Yesterday I went off to work for a morning meeting that was 2 hours and full of information that went over my head pretty easily.

I wasn’t listening.

As the meeting was wrapping up, one of my co-workers, who is pretty new to the agency, was discussing with my mom about what it takes to make it in their business and what steps helped her get going.

I was still not really listening.

But then when I caught a glimpse of their body language and that they were starting to have an emotional conversation, I turned my ears on and started listening. Right as I did that, my co-worker said something that shook my mind.

“Faith without action means nothing. You can say you have faith in something, but it takes action to make it work.”

I then started thinking about what she had just said and I turned my ears off.

What she said was extremely powerful and made me realize so many things about myself.

I have faith in God that He will help me through all struggles and that He will smile with me through the positives. I have faith that I will one day be successful in something in my career. Whether it takes me a day or a decade to find out what that is, I will someday be successful. I have faith that my friends will always be there for me and will always enjoy me for who I am.

I soon thought about those things of faith, while comparing them to an action.

I have faith that every time I sit in a chair, it will hold me up.

What does it take for me to exercise that faith? I have to sit in the chair.

I have been so caught up in believing in things and having faith that things will always be a certain way, but I am doing nothing about it. I look at my faith in God, my faith in my friends, and my faith in career, and I see nothing but thoughts. I am just thinking that it’s all perfect and that it will just happen.

God is waiting for me to take steps. My career is waiting for me to take steps. My friends are waiting for me to take steps.

Right now, I am just standing still.

In reality, I am seeing all of these things in my life, but I am finally realizing that it takes more than a thought to make something happen.

I have to take action.

Success doesn’t come without hard work, and in this case, this success is defined through relationships with my friends and God. In order to have those things flourish, I have to take actions in order to grow.

I feel like the world is waiting for me and all I have to do is take a step forward and start moving.

What does this mean?

It’s go time.

 

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

~ 1 Corinthians 16:13

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