My husband and I watched the movie “Facing the Giants” the other day. The movie is an inspiration, faith-based story about a college football and their coach. The focuses on how the coach is facing many professional and personal struggles and how he turns to faith to help him through.
The movie was very touching. The following dialog between the coach and another character really caught my attention.
Coach: I prayed so hard, but I still can’t seem to win.
Mr. Bridges: I heard of a story of two farmers praying to God for rain to come. Both prayed but only one prepared the land. Who do you think trusted God more to send the rain?
I know not all of the people reading this are religious. You may believe in a different God than I do, or maybe you believe in multiple Gods. Although the above dialog has to be in trusting in your God(s), it also applies to the old saying “You can’t just sit around waiting for things to happen.”
Many of us aspire to achieve a life of happiness. While some of us choose to cry about how we do not have it, some of us choose to reach for that happiness. Achieving happiness is not easy. You will have to change your attitude and accept those things you cannot change. You will have to pick and choose your battles and often times you’ll have to make difficult decisions let go of certain things and strive towards reaching a better future. It is a lot of work to achieve any goal in life. You just have to prepare yourself for it and be ready and willing to receive it.
I bet if you can replace the word “happiness” with one of the following: “financial freedom”, “luxurious living”, “fun”, “purpose”, “self worth”, or even “spiritual soundness.” It applies to everything.
Choose to work hard for what you want. I promise you will be rewarded. The journey may be tough, but the reward will be worth it.