Choose Greatness

"One of the saddest things in life is to get to the end and look back in regret, knowing that you could have been, done, and had so much more." ~ Robin Sharma 

I just finished the book "The Morning Miracle" and this is one of the quotes shared in there that really stood out to me. {PS - It's AMAZING amazing book that everyone should read}

One of the BIG LESSONS I have learned the last few years is that I WAS ONE HOLDING ME BACK!! All those years I struggled with trial after trial and acted like "this is God's will". When I'm honest with myself, I was playing the victim card, acting like God himself wanted me to struggle, but in reality I was REALLY just self sabotaging. I was the one holding myself back from blessings and creating the struggles and trials. 

I may be ruffling a lot of feathers in saying this, but I think we were sent here by God and He WANTS to give us EVERYTHING!! He wants us to be happy!! I think a lot of people in the Christian world act like God said "It won't be easy but it will be worth it". Where is that in the scriptures though?!?!?! All the scriptures I read say He wants us to be happy, and "take my yoke upon you that your burden may be LIGHT". I feel like He is saying to me and everyone else "Here is this big grand world I created just for YOU. Tell me what you want to have and it is yours." 

This weekend was the semi annual Mormon General Conference. One of the talks really stood out to me. President Dieter F Uchtdorf said, "God will not save us against our will." 

That hit a chord with me. All those years of trials, I know in my heart God WANTED to bless me and *save* me, but He wasn't going to bless me against my will. I had to CHOOSE INTO that.

Deep thoughts for a Monday morning. lol. I could write a whole book about this, this is just scratching the surface for me. 

But consider this my gentle reminder - CHOOSE INTO BLESSINGS. CHOOSE GREATNESS!!! God WANTS to bless you and give you EVERYTHING this world has to offer!! But he won't do so against your will though, so WILL it to happen, Take action! ACCEPT it with gratitude and excitement and anticipation knowing that God will give you ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you desire. Live up to the greatness within you.