“Better” doesn’t mean easy.

Be prepared for what you ask for because you just might get it and have no clue what to do with it. You want to be a person who’s responsible with the blessings God has given you. We don’t want to get what we’re praying for only to mismanage our blessings. Have you ever been in a situation like that? Well, I have…

In the past, I had a job that I was excellent at. I don’t mean to brag, but I was. My past employer will vouch for me. I went to school for the job, took all kinds of extra classes, got all kinds of training and certifications and one day, I decided that I didn’t want to do that job anymore. It had began to take a toll on my health so I don’t regret resigning however, the job that I took to replace my old job seemed more ideal and less stressful but, turns out because I lacked the training it took to be my best at the new job, it became more overwhelming than my last job and so I quit. My health went from bad to worse, due to stress alone.

I wasn’t prepared for the job. It was a decent job. Was it better than my last job? Heck no. They were about the same, except the first job payed more. The second job only “appeared” to be better when I didn’t have it. I didn’t have to do all the things that the first job required, but I still had to put in the same amount of work.

My point is, be prepared for what you pray for. Just because something appears to be “better” doesn’t mean it’s easy. You will have to put in the same amount of work to maintain it, just in a different way. Sometimes, we bite off more than we can chew because we don’t realize what our wants requires. I believe this is why God does not give us everything we want. He gives us some things, but like a good parent, he knows how much we can handle. Just because something or someone seems good to you, doesn’t mean it or they are good for you. Just because someone/something seems better for you, doesn’t mean you’ll be better off. You must count the cost. If you can’t pay the price, don’t attempt the sacrifice. If you do, it could destroy you. Sometimes the things or person we desire in life isn’t what we need to be happy, those things only appear that way on the surface. True happiness is when you feel good in your heart and are at peace in your mind and spirit about what you’re doing to keep that person around or maintain those things in your life.

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