Are you ready to leave your place of comfort to enter your place of promotion, abundance, and purpose?

“Mediocrity is a region bound on the North by Compromise, on the South by Indecision, on the East by Past Thinking, and on the West by A Lack of Vision.”

As I was going through this quote by John Mason, I felt like it really speaks to all of us who want to push past mediocrity. 

When I look at the stories in the Bible, I can see a pattern – success and failure aren’t random. 

Seeking God’s wisdom, following His truth, and doing what He says are the keys to unlocking success. 

Joshua 1:1-9 “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth. You shall meditate in it day and night. And you should observe and do all that is written within it. Then you will prosper and then you will have good success.”

I knew my faith in God as The Faithful Creator of all things wasn’t the problem. It was more of me not giving myself permission to show up and faithfully pursue my dreams and visions on purpose. 

But why did I struggle to show up and fight for myself when doing so for others came so easily?

All I wanted was peace with all God was doing in my heart, yet the world around me seemed chaotic and out of sync.

Instead, I felt like a ship lost at sea, drifting further away from God’s intended plans for me.  

Until I read James 1:5-8. It explains why making the decision to step into the unknown with God was such a struggle for me. I realized that my own double mindedness kept me in a cycle of sameness. 

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, who will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind. Don’t think you’ll get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

Wow! This verse really opened my eyes. Maybe I’m limiting all God desires to do in me, for me, and through me. 

I don’t know but, I promised myself I’d dig deeper into God’s Word, ask for His wisdom to see things from a different perspective, and expect Him to faithfully reveal His truth in my life from now on.

In the process, God began showing me a framework that promised to return me to the path of alignment as I pursue my dreams and passions on purpose.

Understanding this framework has helped me see the mistakes I’ve made and how God is rewriting my story. 

The first step? You’ve got to make a decision. Your ability to make good decisions will determine if you exit a place of comfort or enter a place of promotion, abundance, and purpose. 

This quote relates to the heart journey of the children of Israel because it highlights how fear, doubt, and unbelief can hold us back from experiencing God’s promises. 

If you’re struggling like me, maybe it’s time to make a change. I used to think that the “comfortable misery” I was in was just the way things were meant to be, but I’ve come to realize that my mindset played a big part in it. 

The story of the Israelites also shows how choosing to doubt God’s faithfulness kept them stuck. It’s a reminder that our beliefs shape our actions. 

“Your actions will always follow your beliefs.” So remember, the lifestyle of faith can’t be faked, and is the result of a personal relationship with the One who is always faithful to keep His promises to you. 

If you find yourself hesitating and retreating instead of moving forward when God calls you out of the familiar and into the unknown, you might be stuck in a similar mindset of double mindedness.

Every day, God is faithful to show me how indecision and procrastination distract me from becoming the faithful creator I was born to be. 

So, if you want to start living a life you create by design instead of life lived by default–just going with the flow, the first step is simple: You’ve got to decide. 

Here’s a declaration for ya! Repeat this until your heart and mind start to believe it.

“I am breaking free from doubt and fear. I’ve decided to follow Jesus out of the lost city of mediocrity, compromise, indecision, past-thinking, and a lack of vision, and into the promised land. I understand this might mean leaving the Mediocre Many behind, but I’m ready to step into greatness with the Fabulous Few.”

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