One of the biggest excuses we tell ourselves that keeps us from personal transformation and living our phenomenal lives is: “I’m too late.”
Have you ever heard that fearful person in your head (not you, of course *smile*) mumble these words?:
“I’m too old.”
“If only I had started years ago.”
“Time is no longer on my side.”
Hand up; I sure have.
How about we all quit the confusion, and correct our thinking. So often we think the answer is to be Time’s friend, when we forget – Time has to answer to Love!
God, in all wisdom, gentleness, and beauty, is in control of the tides and seasons of your life. Many of us are overly concerned with sequential time – years and ages swooshing by, with our self-improvement a mere blur now. But Love protects our divine moments, our appointed times for awakening to change that are indiscriminate of a date on the calendar, or a time on the clock. Our job, Quitters, is to recognize those opportune moments, and choose to resign and surrender to Love.
It’s never too late to quit and change because:
1. Love will never give up on you.
I admit it. I’ve worn a few people’s nerves down to the nub. I’ve even been skillful with a knife and cut a few folks (off) myself. Good thing God is not like most of us, huh?! You will never seek Love’s help with your personal transformation and hear, “You’re too late, I’ve grown weary of you.” See, the first characteristic of Love is Patience. I’m talking supernatural Patience. So, just when you think Love is rightfully justified to have nothing more to do with you and your foolishness, Love’s arms are open wide in that very second to give you the strength, courage, and support you need.
2. You’re still here.
As long as there is breath in your body, there is the power of choice in your soul. The very beat of your heart sets the tempo for you to put one foot in front of the other, and PURSUE the kind of life you want to live. If you’re tired of “being this way” and you want to change, take a deep breath, then exhale it slowly – feel that? This is proof that you have the fundamentals to begin your quitting journey.
3. If you can learn, you can un-learn.
How did I get here? How did I pickup this behavior, thought, pattern, belief? Simple – you learned it! Our parents taught us what their parents taught them – is it still valid? We taught ourselves by standing on the outside watching others – did we get all the facts? We taught ourselves how to cope with emotionally stressful events – do those tactics apply today, everywhere? Now Love wants to teach us who we truly are and how to live abundantly – away from the noise, distractions, and lies we’ve learned along the way. Tell Love, “I don’t know, would you please teach me?” and get ready fora lesson you’ll never forget.
4. “Now” is in your hands
Don’t worry about the time that has passed. Embrace the gift that you do have – Now. Now is what you’ve got, and Now is all you need to start. Leave the future and all the what if’s to Love, and commit to honoring the gift of Now that is in your hands.
5. Quitting is possible.
Let’s face it – no one wants to fight a battle they can’t win. As Sweet Brown would say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” But your possibilities are far from impossible. You can feel the disconnect from depression, dishonesty, pride, fear, people-pleasing – you realize it has never served you, and you know you wanna quit. While what is possible may not necessarily be easy, with Love leading the way, you have a 100% chance of quitting for good, because Love never fails.
Quitters, it is not too late to never be the same again, and again. Let’s meet up the road, in divine time, and celebrate freedom…together.