Monday, June 9, 2014

5 Reasons You Don't Have A Great Life

We're all born to have great lives.

Joy, peace, and fulfillment are all sweet gifts of a great life but most of us never get to experience these.


Most of us are standing in the way of our own great lives. (I can't begin to tell you how many times I've had to knock myself out of my own way - and still do!) Here are 5 reasons I believe you might be standing in the way of your great life:

1. You think God is your "sugar daddy". 
You expect to get everything you want, when you want it, and exactly how you want it. And since God is not your sugar daddy (He has "your best interest" at heart and not "everything you want" at heart) you are continually angered and emotionally crushed when things don't go as you plan. It's time to come to terms with the fact that you are not in control and all you need to do is remain grateful as you "go with the flow".

2. You think your purpose is about YOU. 
Your purpose has everything to do with the development of your spiritual character and the use of your gifts and skills to help others live better. Fulfillment comes from serving others well. If your life is only about "me and mine", you will miss the sweet rewards of life that come from loving and connecting soulfully with other human beings.

3. You constantly say things like, "I'm not lucky" or "I could never do that".
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't we all children of God? Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." From your lips...

4. You compare and complain daily.
He has more. She has more. You have less. Nothing is good enough. This sucks. Everything sucks. Life sucks. You have what is called a "scarcity mentality". You, with the help of social media and , have programmed your mind to believe that you are a lacking being who lacks in life. So, you will be a lacking being who lacks in life...until you choose to change that belief. 

5. You live to please others.
You can't win here. No matter what you do, you will never please everyone - at each point of your life, there will be some people who do not accept or like you. If you live for the approval of others, you will forever live in anxiety and fear of rejection. That is too huge of a burden to bear.

There you have it, loves. 5 barriers that have been hindering you from experiencing and enjoying your great life. If you don’t have a great life and want to have one, you must start repositioning your thoughts, your words, and your actions & start living your life from a place of acceptance and gratitude.

It's truly the only way/:

What are your thoughts on this, ladies? Any of these you find yourself stuck doing? Any other behaviors you think should have made the list? Leave a comment below:)

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  1. This is so true, totally agree with this post.

    The God is not your sugardaddy part got me thinking

  2. Thank you for commenting, Lara! I catch myself getting upset and irritated at times, when things don't go as I plan/hope. Then I remember that I am supposed to be living for the Will of God, not the other way around. That truth now helps me get out of my funk much quicker than before.