Many of us are depressed, frustrated, lost, unsure, because we are double minded. We are torn between two dreams. Most of the time we are torn between what the world tells us we should do versus what we really want to do. The world, society, parents, family, friends, put a lot of pressure on us to live our life a certain way. Usually its the safe way to live. It requires next to no risk. It is usually the same as what we see the world around us doing. On the inside we know that we want so much more. We have a much larger dream for our life. That dream requires risk, and for us to step into the unknown. The sad story is most of us choose to go the safe route where life is predictable and comfortable, however the dream we have had in our heart is going to tug at us the rest of our life.
The good book says that a double minded man in unstable in all his ways. Ive realized that I went through being depressed for almost an entire year because I was torn between my dream and other peoples dream for my life. I was double minded and therefore unstable in all my ways. I wasn’t sure of anything. I was lost. Unsure about what to do with my life. Should I really seek after what I truly want? Or should I continue to chase after what other people want for my life. This put me into a place I never want to be in ever again.
What I want everyone to do is become single minded. You need to seek out what you truly want. You need to find out what your gift is helping you to become more self-aware. Then you need to plant that stake of who you are and what you want into the earth, announce it to EVERYONE, become single minded and freaking go for it. Thats it. If you continue to be double minded you will continue to be unstable in all your ways. You will continue to be lost, unsure, frustrated, and maybe even depressed like I was. The reality is a double minded person never creates the life that they want. It is impossible to create the life that you want if you never decided what that life is and then go after it everyday with a single minded focus.
I want you to become single minded. I want you to know that you don’t need to play your life safe. I want you to know that you are capable of creating the life that you want. I want you to know that if you continue to be double minded you will continue to be lost and unsure. Make finding what you want, and your life’s mission and purpose your #1 priority. Stop getting caught up in the frustrations of your job, your family, and/or your friends. I understand it isn’t always easy. But are you really going to let something hard keep you from creating the life you want with the one life you get?
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter