By Effie Rolfe
Do is the Best. That was one of my mother’s favorite quotes when I would try to convince her that I was going to complete a task. It was like yesterday when I would say, “Moma I’m gon’ do it.’ She would retort, “Gon’ is a good dog, but do is the best.” She knew that too often we make plans or say we’re going to carry out a project and it ends up in words only. Someone said planning is always better than the plan. When you plan you are actually putting forth the work and details involved to bring about the manifestation. As we move into the last quarter of 2016, concentrate on your goals and strategies to map out what is necessary to get from step A to step B. No need to wait for the ‘ideal time.’ It does not exist! So often, waiting for the perfect situation only prolongs one from making the necessary steps to accomplish the very goals and desires we want to achieve. I believe the underlying reason that people wait before initiating a task is the fear of the unknown. Most people would rather live in a known hell than an unknown heaven and it is because of fear. Not only is it common to have fear, but also it’s good to have fear in that it causes an adrenalin rush to get the job done. So feel the fear and experience it, more importantly, you just can’t allow that fear to hold you hostage of what needs to be accomplished. Resolve that the fear of not accomplishing your goals must be greater than the fear of doing them. Someone is waiting for what God has put in you to do. You hold the blessing, deliverance, courage and untold miracles for more than you could ever imagine. So do it, the worse thing that could happen is you fail to succeed. C.S. Lewis said, “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” No one is or ever will be exempt from mess-ups—it’s an integral part of life.
Often our talk is backed by little action, as if the words alone will take wings and self manifest. This only happens when your talk equals faith “…according to your faith let it be done to you (Matthew 9:29).” Anyone who has ever done anything probably didn’t accomplish perfection during the first trial run. In most cases, you have to fail your way to success. Winston Churchhill said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Yes, timing is everything, but you can’t keep waiting and waiting until the so-called perfect time when EVERYTHING will be just right. Gandhi said “become the change that you desire to see.” Maya Angelou said, “Nothing changes unless you do…”
Let’s end this year in the spirit of greatness, favor and blessings. However, the only way to get what is rightfully yours is to get up and get out. I remember several fond memories of growing up in Arkansas, one in particular was when I failed to do a chore in a timely manner. When my mother said, “Gon’ is a good dog, but do is the best” she reminded us not to simply talk about it but to be about it. Just do it. Since life is so short, why continue to wait unnecessarily—weight broke the bridge down.
The way to change your life and impact the lives of others is to stop hiding behind fear. One word of encouragement could catapult someone into destiny. You don’t have to be perfect to live in an imperfect world. Not only are you imperfect, so is the world and everyone around you. God doesn’t require perfection—He only wants availability for you to be about kingdom work and begin to walk into a spirit of excellence. So step into your greatness and out of fear—just get it done. When you do what you have said—it really is the best.
What can you do…?
©Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her at effierolfe.com or on twitter.com/effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily onurbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station).