Don’t Commit Spiritual Suicide – Read Before Making New Year Resolutions!


By Lauren Schwab

IMG_2458I have come to learn there will never be a perfect time in your life to accomplish your dreams, you have to create it. Don’t be comfortable and satisfied in life. When you are not pursuing your goals you are literally committing spiritual suicide. When you have a goal that stretches you  outside your comfort zone you will find yourself doing things you never thought you could do. Unless you attempt to do things beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow. What things have you talked yourself out of because you thought you couldn’t do it or it would never happen? If you are waiting on someone else to make whatever it is happen in your life for you, it will most likely never happen. You have to do it. You have to take opportunity today. You attract success by the person you become. Find reason to get up, if you are not what you want to be, where you want to be and have what you want to have in life, it has nothing to do with the system and everything to do with you. You have to make the sacrifice, you have to make your dream a reality because if you don’t, you will be working for someone else to make their dreams a reality.



It can be lonely when no one believes in you. Most people take their greatness and ideas to the graveyard with them.  If it was easy everyone would do it. The wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard. In the graveyard we can find inventions we were never exposed to, ideas and dreams that never became reality, hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon. The question is, what are yougoing to do with your time? What drives you? greatness is small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout. It is said the secret to your future is hidden in your daily agenda or the secret to success lies in your daily routine. John Maxwell says he can tell if you’re going to be a success or a failure by observing you for 24 hrs. You pick the day.

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When things don’t work out and things happen you can’t anticipate, what will keep you strong? You won’t be successful until you turn pain into greatness, until you allow pain to push you from where you are to where you need to be. Push yourself, it’s easy to be on the bottom, it doesn’t require effort, motivation, or drive. It takes effort to be on top. There are 86,400 seconds each day, how are you going to use them. The biggest enemy can be ourselves. There is an African proverb that says, if there is no enemy within the enemy outside can do us no harm.


You have this opportunity of a lifetime and it means absolutely nothing if you don’t take advantage of it. When life knocks you down, land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up and fight. Give it all you got, give your up your time and sleep. Start saying yes to your life, to your dreams, future and potential. When you die, leave no dream and no opportunity left behind. Leave this earth having accomplished every single thing you have accomplished. John 17:4 says, “I have glorified you on Earth by completing down to the last detail what you have assigned me to do.” Don’t disappoint God when you get to heaven by not fulfilling His assignment for your life.

You have to do the hard things.

You have to want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe.

Just as my dad has every day since he was given his first pig at 12 years old. His success is not a selfish success. It is for the next generation to farm, it is for you and me to eat, it is for God.


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