There came a time in my life when I woke up one morning and decided enough is enough.
I determined I was sick of struggling, sick of feeling sorry for myself, and realized that I don’t want to live life the way I had been living it anymore. I was over waking up every day thinking “I want something different”, and “this can not be my life, I can’t live this way forever, and no one else should have to either”. I got myself into that position. The choices I made, landed me in the life I was living. I discerned that I had the power to change it and that I didn’t have to stay stuck in that position forever. I was standing in my own way. I was dwelling on the past and it was up to me to stand up and make a change! I wasn’t going anywhere because I was caught up in negative thinking. I had to get out of my own mind. I had to make changes in order to move forward.
I learned that I couldn’t just sit and make change happen. I had to work for it and make it happen. I began to stop trying to do it all on my own and allowed God to lift the weight from my shoulders. I realized I couldn’t lean on my own understanding and had to surrender it all to the Lord. My thoughts controlled my life. Once I finally began trying to live a Philippians 4:8 life, I was given a power I didn’t know existed, the power to take all of my thoughts captive and make them obedient to God. Dwelling on the past was no longer something that held me back. I was not able to shine God’s light and help anyone else being stuck myself. God wanted that for me just as much as I wanted it.
Once I observed that I was the one who needed to make a change, I decided to get into action. I began doing something every single day to get me closer to my goals. I began to view every day as a time to improve my future. At first I made excuses saying “but I cant find the time because I am a single mom”. After I changed my perspective, I came to the conclusion that if I wanted this bad enough, I could make the time whether that was waking up early before my kids woke up, or staying up late after they went to bed.
These changes didn’t happen overnight. There were things I had to do and still have to do consistently to reach my goals for my life. When I finally said out loud “enough is enough”, the timing of the outcome from making changes didn’t matter, what mattered was I was moving forward instead of staying stuck. When others began seeing this change in me, not everyone agreed with it. Some people mocked me and had nothing positive to say about it whatsoever. I wasn’t making changes for them though, I was making changes so that I no longer had to be miserable, so their opinions didn’t matter.
If you can relate to any of this, I encourage you to look in the mirror right now and declare that enough is enough. You have to take action today. Stop telling yourself that you’ll make a change when the timing is right, because days turn into years, and no changes are ever made. Take responsibility for your own life. No matter what you’ve been through, or what you’ve done, you can leave the past in the past and move forward. Put your phone down, stop scrolling all day long and do something that your future self will thank you for.
Enough self doubt.
Enough wishful thinking.
Starting today, enough is enough!