EVERYONE is born in charge of his or her life. But very few people do anything about it.
And that brings me to the point of today's post.
One of the important moments in your life is the one where you realize you can't go on like you are right now.
Some people are lucky and see the danger before landing in it. Others, like me, only get to this point when we've sunk to a certain depth and realize we're not willing to sink deeper.
For some people, this depth is addiction. For me, it was a depression lurking not so far off.
In fact, I think a lot of you will sense a sort of depression in your lives. Even when I was "content", that depression was coming my way. But I'd lulled myself into a false sense of security and paid for it about a year and a half into my university course.
And here's the reason.
Contentment isn't happiness. It isn't joy. And settling for contentment is not okay. Yes, it feels fine in the beginning. But it's not. Contentment is like quicksand. And before you know it, you'll look around and wonder what on earth happened to your life.
And that is when you arrive.
Because unless you know you have a problem, you'll never start looking for a solution.
Before I close off, I just want to let you know that this series will be Christo-centric, since I believe that it's impossible to take charge of one's life without plenty of divine guidance. I know I'd still be at the bottom of that hole without it.
So I'll be ending each of these posts with a prayer that you can pray. Or not. It's fully your choice. But the fact is, I refuse to take full credit for where my life is now, and telling you that you can do this on your own is a lie.
I can't take this any more. I can't sit here and know that my life is going to waste because I'm not doing anything with it.
Please help me find my way out of this mire of my own creation and to live my life the way You intended for me to live it.
I pray that You guide me on this road. Help me to be strong as I walk along it, and let my life be to Your glory.
I ask this in Jesus's name,