Sacrifice, according to the Encarta Dictionary, means a giving up of something valuable or important for somebody or something else considered to be of more value or importance. I used to look at people who had things or positions I envied as having sacrificed to achieve. Today I realize that people with true intelligence never sacrifice, they merely revalue their lives. When we value time more than stuff we are quick to let stuff go. This is why the license on my vehicle is LET.
To achieve greatness we must learn to prioritize. Until the things that are needed to create greatness are priority one then we look at our lives as a sacrifice and difficult to make decisions. When we replace sacrifice with willingness our decisions are much easier and our success is guaranteed. When I sacrifice I fight with myself but when I exchange my priorities willingly, things run like a well oiled machine. I never know from day to day what my priorities should be so I spend much time in communion with God to subdue my stress and strengthen my resolve.
As a recovering alcoholic I never sacrifice. I willingly turn my life and will over to the care of God. I pray and meditate until I have a peace and then I hit the road full speed ahead. I know that I have the right vehicle, on the right road, at precisely the perfect time to achieve God’s will for me. The problems come when I think either I know what the outcome should look like or I lack the faith in God’s will for me.
Don’t sacrifice. Lovingly turn your life over to the care of God. If what you do benefits the greatness of others, as a fellow child of God it must also bless you. Be quick to revalue your life and learn to do what is right not necessarily what you want. I was told years ago, “You can either be right or happy.” Today I choose to be happy over anything. This is a good start to understanding…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.