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?

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