You have to Believe, to Achieve.
For the first time in many years, I chose a word for the year. That word is Achieve. It is a word that laid heavy on my heart after praying about it for several days. But in choosing this word I realize that I also must believe in myself and have faith that God is with me every step of the way to accomplish my goals.
Self-doubt can sabotage any great idea. The enemy loves to feed you all the reasons you can’t. He uses them to keep you from following the path that God has set you on. Especially when you start making progress.
Failure is part of the journey but does not mean we stop and give up. Instead, we must examine the path, stop, and pray for guidance then proceed. We often find that the answers/steps to follow are right in front of us even when we stumble.
So, to Achieve, faith, hope, and trust in God are necessary. Accepting failure and understanding that it just means this path may not be the right one, but another opportunity awaits. Learning to lean on God and His guidance instead of our understanding is key to our success. I will “Achieve” as I follow the path set before me.