In the late "80's" pop song, It's my prerogative, Bobby Brown declared that he could in fact do what he wanted to do without explanation, permission, or validation of anyone.
Well this same young man went on to have a chaotic life, marriage, drug addiction that lasted for many years, all because he did what he wanted to do, the issues was he did ALL he wanted to do. He had too many options so nothing of value held him in place long enough to gain the success he really desired.
Success in any area comes down to doing the one thing you do well, loving that thing, then placing all of your focus in that one thing. Goals are great, but having too many can be a problem if they are things you want to do, but not things you were called to do.
Before fully entering into my health journey and began to see real success, I wanted to lose weight, but didn't want to leave the food. Like Bobby's song I still wanted to do what I wanted to do, because I left the door open to all the options to eat the food I wanted. That way of thinking led only to short term success which caused frustration.
The real heart issue was I still wanted to control something. I felt had given so much already, plus I was a good Christian and did good things so I thought.
Well I now understand that God will not take anything from your that you still want so if you want the options, you can have them, but you will also keep the bondage.
Success God's way mean giving up our way. Learning to cut off every option that gives us our way, and following Gods directions will always leads to success.
You are always giving yourself something"
Lacy Lange is a writer and Empowerment Speaker who lives in Michigan with her husband of 25 years, Roger and has two adult sons, and two grand-kids.