I was listening to a radio program once and Dr. Maya Angelou was the guest speaker. She said something that struck me. She said that each of us has the power to say ‘Yes I can’ to who we want to be and what we want to accomplish. She also said that all great things have happened in history because someone had the courage to say those three words.
After thinking about it, I agree with her statement…to a point. Because there’s a difference between knowing that you can do something and knowing that you WILL do something.
You see, there are many people who know that they can accomplish great things, but they choose not to do it. In the same vein, many people know they should and can take care of their health, but again choose not to do it. Most of the time, the reason for failure to act is fear.
The bible says that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us. That means that if taking care of yourself is a struggle, then you can ask for help through prayer for the strength to follow through on your goals. So you do have a source of wisdom to help you reach your goals. Now here’s the critical part; when you receive the wisdom you asked for, WILL you walk in it? Will you choose to live your faith or live in fear?
Today, make the decision to say, “Yes, I will.” When you make that decision and act on it, you can be sure that you will reach your goals and appreciate the strength of character and confidence you built on the way to achieving them.