We all have regrets about things we’ve never tried, and fears about things we are yet to attempt. Taking that first step towards doing that which we know we were created to do seems too daunting. The point between where we are and where we want to be is just too far apart.
But it’s supposed to be difficult. If it wasn’t, everyone else would be doing it. There is no elevator to success. We have to take the stairs. And that’s where the problem arises. We are living in a society that promotes comfort. Take that elevator! Use the car! Eat that extra dessert! Live in that bigger house! Be extravagant! We are programmed to take the easy way out. So when we are facing a daunting staircase that leads to a life of fulfillment, we choose to walk away and rather take the comfort elevator that takes us straight to the floor of our usual daily routine. It might be unfulfilling, but at least it’s comfortable.
You see, it’s that mindset that is robbing our world of some amazing possibilities. Imagine if William Wilberforce decided after 10 years of struggling, that fighting for the abolishment of slavery was too tough. What if Mother Teresa decided to choose the elevator of comfort. Imagine if Jesus looked up the stairs of what was to come and decided to walk away because the journey would be uncomfortable.
You have been created uniquely for a reason. Only you can make that specific difference in that specific way, but it can only happen if you are willing to not just stare up the steps, but step up the stairs. Don’t allow your dreams to die at the bottom of the staircase. Take it all the way to the top.
May God’s face shine on you today.