Trust Your Future
I was thinking to myself the other day, "What if life is never the same again?"
The reality is, life is going to change for all of us. Life isn't going to go back to normal—it never will. A lot of us are rightfully wary of change, but in this article, I'm going to explain why change can be a huge blessing.
A lot of us waste our whole lives fixated on what we're losing. We can't get our minds off of our stresses or our loss. A lot of people forget how much control they truly have in this life, and, as a result, they live lives that are less than they deserve.
I want you to look around at your life and make a promise to yourself. I want you to stop allowing social media and people who don't care about you to change your self-worth. I want you to stop letting yourself be programmed, and I want you to start being honest with yourself.
Ten years ago, my life was very different. I remember thinking as all the change started to come on, "What if things are never the same again?" Fast forward to a decade later, and I'm more grateful than ever that my entire life turned upside down.
I'm going to tell you one of my favorite quotes: "Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you're going to do long after the person you said it to is gone." I love that quote, because it expresses a simple truth. We all have control in this life, but control isn't easy. Control requires discipline, self-care, and resilience. Control requires you to optimize every available facet of your life, from your emotional health to your spiritual health. Control is about finding peace, and it's about keeping your soul nourished.
The first war anyone fights is in their own mind. Once the mental battle and the spiritual battle are won, the rest can follow. However, if you can't master your emotional health, your relationship with God, and your relationships with the people closest to you, you'll accomplish much less.
When in doubt, remember that you've got God in your corner. I'm not sure what kind of season in your life you're going through right now, but no matter how bad it seems, I need you to hold on to your faith. No matter how hard life gets, you need to remember how much God loves you.
I truly believe that I lost my job playing football to find my purpose.
If I'd never lost the NFL, I never could have grown into the person I am today. If I hadn't lost my dream job, my life wouldn't have changed for the better, and I never would have found my true calling. Sometimes, everything has to fall down before it can be put back together.
It all starts with you.