I have to be honest. I wanted a quick fix. I wanted things to just “work out”. And I am not the only one.
As I sat in the job that clearly wasn’t for me, I really wanted an extravagant scene where Jesus came down and turned my water to wine; my two fish and five loaves into 1 million dollars; and my skills into a profitable business.
I didn't want to hear about the discipline, time, consistency, commitment or hard work. I did not want to push myself. I did not want to have to build relationships. I did not want to wait. I did not want to have to get up and go anywhere.
I just wanted what I wanted and didn’t really want to be involved in the actual details of it.
That sounds crazy, but most of us live this way.
Deep down inside, under the layers of who we are, we only know what we want. We usually set off on a journey of jumping from one thing to another, systematically trying to avoid doing what is necessary. That search for the "easy" way is usually a long, painful one…that loops continuously back to what you are going to HAVE to do.
Bottom-line: If it was easy, everybody (and their mama!) would be doing it.