Some people get to live out their dreams and make a living doing things they love. But, there are others who never got the chance to do what they love. Often they have to scrape and scratch to make ends meet, doing things they hate. Which begs the question, what’s the difference between those who get to do what they love and those who do not.
You have heard the phrase, “Life is unfair” and sometimes it does seem that way. Especially if you like to compare other people’s success to yours. The only unfair thing about life is, everybody does not born or die at the same time. But everybody has mountains that they have to climb. And everybody fails sometimes.
Even so, we are God’s children, and I know He has great plans for us. In Jeremiah 29:11 the Lord assures the exiled Israelite that He cares about them. He said, “I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future”. So, it does not matter who you are, or where you live. If we followed the plan and the course God charted for us, we would reap success. But no one ever became successful with both hands in their pockets. It takes hard work and dedication.
Still, some people like to blame others or their surroundings for their failures. But been born into a family of means does not guarantee success. In Luke 15:11-32, Jesus told the story of a young man who grew up in a family of substance. But things did not turn out well for him. It is clear that the young man’s demise was his failure to follow his father’s instructions. And he paid a high price.
Like it or not, real success comes when we follow the part God has chosen for us. Failure happens when we divert from that path.
So, life is fair game. You get out of it what you put in. The servant who failed to use the talent that his master gave him ended up with nothing. Anyone can live out their dream if that dream is realistic. And you follow the path God has chosen for you.