Stop Wishing And Start Working

“Oh, I wish . . . ” 

Have you ever said those words?  Oh, I wish I could play the piano.  I wish I could sing like her.  I just wish I had a better marriage.  I wish I had a closer walk with God.  I wish, I wish, I wish. 

In her book, Made to Crave, Lysa TerKeurst talks about wishing.  As she was taking a shortcut through her neighborhood, she came across man planting a flower garden.  Her first thought was, “I wish I had a pretty garden.”  Lysa goes on to say that she came to realize the fact that the man had a beautiful flower garden because he invested time and energy to make it.  He didn't just wish it into being.  

That really hit home with me.  How many times have I said those words, “I wish”?  Too many to count.  But have I ever been willing to do the work to make that wish happen?  It takes time and commitment to have a great marriage, be able to play the piano, have a beautiful flower garden and have a close walk with God.  Wishing isn't going to make it happen.  We must be willing to do the necessary work. 

I don't know about you, but I don't just want to wish for things to change.  I want to have the determination to make it happen.  We can't just wish to draw closer to God.  God is faithful; when we seek Him, He will be found.  But we must take the action of seeking. 

So, are you ready to stop wishing and start working?

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *