In my last post, The greatest secret to achieving your goals that you can pass on to your children; one of my readers, Troubled Jon Jon, left this comment:
“True true. what you do daily determines what you become permanently … I don’t think I can ever stop myself from those habits, everytime I try to make a better me there’s always my kryptonite that makes me weak and pulls me back, but deep down inside I know and feel that spirit of change …and just how light illuminates the dark… yeah my darkness devours the light”
And that comment has warranted a full post. So here goes.
Let me begin by saying that the darkness in us will only devour the light if we allow it to. The truth is that the spirit of change in you is greater than you may know. There is an incident recorded in the bible [Deuteronomy 30:19] where Moses tells the Israelites:
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live,…”
The key here is that you have the freedom to choose. Unless of course you live in a country where your freedom of choice has been stripped from you, then you have the right to be only what you know…a slave.
For the greatest power that lies within you, is your freedom to choose. Take that away and you are but a slave.
A slave who knows nothing beyond the shackles that he is bound by. Wearing the stripes of a leather whip that he so wretchedly curses while waiting for the sweet sound of that final lash to be delivered with all it’s scorn.
Fortunately enough, you, are not a slave!
So every excuse you make can only be considered lame.
I have seven children and I continue to remind each one of them that they are mighty warriors and tell them that “if you set your mind to it, then you can do it” (whatever it is they want to achieve in life).
I strongly believe and stand by this statement with all of my heart. As a dad. As a writer who’s hoping to bring about the winds of change in peoples lives through his words. But especially as a man. A free, man.
The question to ask is:
What do you want out of life?
The answer to that question warrants an even greater second question:
How badly, do you want it?
Always remember, that your darkness will only devour the light, if you allow it to.
So, you can either continue to take a beating and get your donkey kicked over and over again. Or, you can tap into the spirit of change within you, grow a pair, fight back and kick darkness in the nuts so hard that he’ll think twice before messing with you again.
The choice my friend, is yours.
The freedom to choose however, is what makes you even more powerful than you can imagine.
Feel free to leave your highly appreciated two cents in the comments below 🙂