When I was younger, I had hopes, dreams, desires all stashed away in my heart, yearning for the day they could be fulfilled. Whether it be toys, games, candy, I coveted it, and when I saved up for it, bought it to consume upon my lusts. Sometimes they were fun and other times, acquiring them left me a little more depressed than when I was without it. Both joys and disappointments came when I got the things I wanted, but it was when I was young I was taught a most valuable lesson.
The Bible teaches that if God wants to destroy a people, He will simply give them the desires of their heart. Our hearts are deceitful and desperately wicked, who can know them? It will fool even us.
My friends, we've all been deceived. We want people to give us things and tell us we're good and caress us from cradle to grave, but in doing so, you give up what little life you have been given. Do you simply want to be told how, where, and when to live, so long as someone else pays for it? But to live is rather to go out, make-or-break your own story, have your own failures and successes, to make life what you want it to be, independent of others.
Another quick lesson was that while my parents are practically millionaires, they would not let me live off them, but rather made me get a job flipping burgers at Wendy's, digging and landscaping for local business, digging in and tending to graveyards, and working on the PA Gas rigs. Why? Because my home with my family would be mine; I went out and earned it via hard work and labor.
My Dreams will be accomplished because I personally set out to do them, and did so through God's provision. Success is not given, it is earned by those who deserve it.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom