Renewing your mind is key to getting out of your own way! Otherwise, you keep thinking and doing the same thing.
Romans 12:2 KJV “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Practice not leaning on your own understanding. Some of the best ideas, motivation or direction that you receive may come from a source other than yourself. Be open to learn and glean from others. There is also strength in collaboration and partnership; coming together to reach a common goal. It works in the secular world and also in your spiritual walk. Using this principle can improve things in your home and professional life. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV “5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Be diligent, don’t procrastinate. There are some things you may already know from life experience that either work or don’t work. For example, being organized, on time and consistent are traits that create success in all areas of life. On the other hand, disorganization, tardiness and inconsistency are precursors to being unsuccessful. If you need to declutter, set your alarm clock earlier or improve at holding yourself accountable to commitments that you have made, start today! Don’t put it off. Your success at whatever you are trying to achieve is waiting for you to make the first move. Proverbs 13:4 KJV “The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.”
Don’t be afraid to take risks. Just about everything we do requires some level of risk. From our first steps as a baby, where there’s a risk of falling, to riding a bicycle, driving or riding in a car, falling in love, choosing a career, just to name a few….life is filled with risks. It’s when we open ourselves up to operate outside of our comfort zone that fear may appear. Apostle Peter‘s experience walking on water is often used as a scriptural example of how fear can cause us to lose focus and begin to sink; in his case seeing the wind and waves (Matthew14:29-32) but there are some additional powerful lessons that we can learn from his experience. It’s important to note that first of all, Peter was courageous enough to get off the boat and secondly, when he found himself in trouble, he cried out to Jesus for help. Don’t be afraid to make a move when “get off the boat” opportunities arise in your life and if you do find yourself in trouble cry out to Jesus for help. If you never get off the boat, you will never know what you can do with Jesus’ help. Mark 10:27 KJV “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”