Get yo life!
I love that expression. Tamar Braxton sparked something on the inside of me for speaking that little bit of inspiration. “Get yo life!” Powerful.
What I think “get yo life” means is pretty simple. Live the life of your dreams. Live the life of your heart. But most importantly, live the life that God has planned for you.
What I have learned in the past few months is we often don’t “get our life” because we become distracted. Our faith is tested and often times we get stuck. Instead of getting our life, we get stuck on stupid. Sometimes, we get so discouraged when something doesn’t work out or an obstacle gets in our way and we don’t push ourselves to accomplish our goals.
We don’t get our lives because we get complacent and frustrated and overwhelmed. It’s all so exhausting. Minutes roll into hours that roll into days that roll into weeks, months and sadly years. We get frozen. I have neglected this blog and getting my life as of late. I have not done the things that I know in my spirit God has called me to do. I am realizing that life is short on this Earth and there is a specific reason that He has us here. There is a specific reason and plan for each and every one of us to be here. Not just existing and not just taking breath after breath without purpose. It is my decision to find out what exactly it is God wants from me. That is my life’s mission. Hopefully along the way of “getting my life” I will experience many joys and lessons that will influence that cause.
The older I get I realize that if I don’t work at constantly getting my life, I know that uncertainty and emptiness will forever fill my time here on this planet. I honestly didn’t think my life would take the path that I have so far, but I also can honestly say I am the reason for how my life has evolved. The words that come out of my mouth and the thoughts that occupy my head are the direct result of me not completely getting my life. I have been off course and it’s been a hard journey. However, I know with God’s continuous grace and mercy, not only “get my life” but I will encourage, inspire and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
So how I continue to choose happiness is to invest the time it truly takes to “get my life.”
When God gives you a gift and you don’t use it to His glory, you run the risk of not getting your life. Every so-called successful person has managed to embrace that small significant truth. You have to “get yo life” before your life gets you. I encourage my readers to embrace the thought of getting your life. If you have been off course, distracted, uninspired, neglected, mistreated, misunderstood, unappreciated or all of the above, dust yourself off and keep it moving. Like what Bishop T.D. Jakes and many grandmothers have said “eat the meat, leave the bones but keep it moving.” If you don’t, nothing in your life will fall into place. Not only will you not “get yo life”, but life will surely get you. Don’t let that happen. Don’t miss out on your destiny. Don’t stay unfocused and distracted. There is so much greatness out there for each of us. All of those who dare to go out and “get yo life.”