I remember entering into my last semester of college. I had a full load of 19 credits, was newly married and had 3 part-time jobs. Needless to say, my new wife and I didn’t see much of each other, but we were determined to accomplish our goals and take the next step in our life. My total focus was on getting that undergraduate diploma. I had worked hard for this and was going to let NOTHING stand in the way of completing my degree, NOTHING! Let me ask you a question – How bad do you want it?
3 Things Desperate People Do… (Yes it’s ok to be desperate)
1. Pleading – Sometimes you have to lose your dignity in order to get where you are going. It is at your humblest moments when you are the most vulnerable but yet have the most potential. Ironically this is when God takes over and can get you connected with the people who will take you where you need to be. Lose your dignity, it’ll be ok. Ask someone for help. How bad do you want it?
“And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house.” Luke 8:41
2. Reaching – You have to take a step. If you stay where you are, you will, well, be right where you are (I know, that was deep) You have to take a physical step and it will require courage. Sometimes it is even a bold step where you will have to be stretched in every possible way. If you want to be well, you have to pursue it like a bad habit. Sometimes, people don’t get where they need to be because they just don’t want it bad enough.
Josh Conn is the founding pastor of 217church, a contemporary church in Mercer County NJ. 217church meets Sundays at 9:30am & 11:00am at Sharon Elementary school in Robbinsville, NJ. Visit www.217church.com for more information, or watch a weekend message here.