Isn’t it funny how we dig deep within ourselves when confronted with a desperate situation? Isn’t it amusing how we can remember things long forgotten when we have no other options to remove us from that potentially tragic event?
When there isn’t a dime in the bank and your account is well into the negative, you have no problem remembering that 35 cents that fell in between the cushions of the couch. Money that you neglected to take out because when those coins fell between there you had a pocket full of money and you didn’t care because the 35 cents seemed like “chump change?”
So not only do you remember the change in the couch but also those dirty “stuck in the car’s ashtray” pennies that you are so glad to see now. But you are hungry now and too embarrassed to ask your friends for money to hold you over till the next paycheck because you have been arrogantly bragging about how well you were doing in the financial department when you know it wasn’t true.
Why do we wait until we are in a desperate situation before we motivate ourselves to reach for higher or raise the bar of our goals? What part of the brain does crack hit in a crackhead to make him/her come up with the ingenious ideas and methods that they employ in order to get the funds to supply their all consuming drug addiction? Why couldnt they have used that same motivation to pierce through the cover of mediocrity to shine out to the world their dormant greatness buried deep within their being? Why did it take a drug to activate this trait for such a destructive lifestyle? Why couldnt they have naturally motivated themselves for something constructive and positive?
Now they look so foolish knocking on your door or ringing your bell at 2:45 in the morning trying to sell you an old, tattered and used childrens coloring book and three worn down to the treads mismatched truck tires while looking you dead in the eye confidently explaining why this is such a great deal while you rub the goo out of the corner of your eye in shock that someone would have the nerve to even attempt to insult your intelligence with such a con! LOL! So you give them 2 dollars just to go away!
That is the beauty of desperation!
Pastors across the United States couldnt have been more in shock (And also VERY happy because of the guilt driven offerings and tithes they unexpectedly received!) on the night of September 11, 2001 when all of a sudden, because of a George W. Bush approved terrorist attack; the church was packed to the hilt! Desperation! Many woke up that Tuesday morning without even thanking God for waking them up but a potentially disastrous situation brought their mind back in line as to who is really in charge!
Inspiration from Desperation…..
…….makes an atheist call out Gods name when he realizes the brakes on his car wont stop him from driving over the edge of an unsuspectingly slick winding mountain roadway!
What happened to “THERE AIN’T NO GOD?” Well if there ain’t NO God Mr. Atheist man, then why do you call out his name when you are facing a certain death?
Inspiration From Desperation!
Life would be so much easier if we lived it with a sense of urgency and an awareness that everything can change at anytime swiftly and not necessarily for the best. That’s not being a doomsayer; it is the thought processes of someone who understands the importance of living each moment to the fullest while no desperate situations are looming over the horizon.
We do not control the vast amount variables that directly affect our lives around us more than our Creator, so why do we move about the earth with an air of arrogance and entitlement when we do not know if we will even be alive in two hours? Why do we do this? Why does it take something tragic and uncomfortable to happen to move us out of our comfort zones onto greatness when we can accomplish almost anything without having to be forced externally?
The statistics and numbers say that most of us will never learn.
But if you remember anything from this piece remember this: We will never accomplish anything of note in this life until we move out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. The same effort begets the same results. Nothing will change for the better if you continue to repetitiously execute the same plan over and over. It’s just a shame that it takes a desperate period in ones life to make them understand that they could have accomplished the impossible all along. Greatness is in you, God put them there, so don’t wait for desperation to come along to unlock your vast potential only when your back is pushed up against the wall.