We learn so many things from our parents. But something that I will always be grateful to my mother for teaching me is that I can have anything I want–as long as I’m willing to work hard to get it.
She is clever in her life lessons. When you work toward something and are investing your time and energy in the acquisition of whatever it is that you want, you begin to look at what you want differently. You’ll ask yourself “Do I really want to spend all this time working for this? Is it worth it?”
The answers to those questions will usually alter the desires or “wants” that you have. Cold Stone Creamery has a huge ice cream serving that they have labeled the “gotta have it”. Giving of yourself to gain something will let you know fairly quickly if you just “gotta have it”.
And mom was right (she always is). I know when something is important enough to dig in and give it my all and when it is only a passing fancy. My “gotta have it” is writing. I will work as hard as I have to in order to achieve the goal I’ve set for myself.
So, if you just “gotta have it”, GO FOR IT with all your might.
Have a Jesus-filled week.