Trust . . . Believe . . . Follow . . . but don't be lazy.
“If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
The 30% off sale went well this past week. The painting above, Indian Summer, was one that just left for it's new home. If you see a painting on my website that you really really want, you need to use that CONTACT ME form on the website and tell me. I will make it happen for you. I can even get it shipped to you well before the holidays. I might be willing to drop a little more off as well if you ask...
I laughed when I found the quote above. My Dad felt it totally important that you set your goals and you work toward them. You do trust in yourself along the way and if you set that goal you will follow to succeed in obtaining it. Just speaking from my heart, my trust is in God and if He is in me, then yes, I trust in myself to stay the course. We all have dreams and God even says repeatedly in His word that He wants us to have the things we desire in our hearts. I do not believe those are 'things' to be bought, but 'things' desired on a different plane in your thinking. Hard work is something taught by example. There were no slackers in my family growing up and I am so happy to say, no slackers in my children or their spouses. Something I had hoped would reach them obviously did. Trust, Believe and Work Hard.
Preparation plays a huge part in being successful. Anticipating the pitfalls and the hurdles ahead and meeting them straight on with the Lord at your side will provide the success in taking on the world to meet your goal.
"Prepare the way for the Lord"
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2