SHOWING UP ON THE DAYS WHEN IT'S WORKING, AND ON THE DAYS WHEN IT ISN'T.
If you’ve ever started building anything from scratch —whether it’s a family, a business, a building, or a work of art—you’ll reach a point somewhere in the process where your “faithfulness” will be tested. That point where your initial excitement to begin building is stifled by the unexpected challenges and/or set-backs you encounter while building. The point where the results aren’t matching the level of effort. The point where a loved one gets sick at the most inopportune stage of growth. The point where the very thing you’re trying to help is causing the most inconvenience and resistance in your life.
When I find myself at this point, I revisit the reason why I started. If my initial intentions are rooted in a place of love, service and purpose, then I know I must find a way to recalibrate and continue forward. If my initial intentions are rooted in ego, pride or greed; I still find a way to recalibrate and continue forward —only this time, in truth. “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
Throughout our journey of building, we'll find that the thing we’re trying to build is also building us. It’s our faithfulness to the vision placed within us that determines whether or not we’re successful. The number of sales, number of clients, number of likes/followers will become irrelevant if we learn to refocus our attention on serving the vision with excellence —despite the results. Our commitment to what we have will determine how much more we can handle.
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