What’s Next?

The fight of the century just happened. Mayweather against McGregor. Each party will make millions no matter what, winning or losing. Mayweather is 49-0 coming out of retirement, however, making it 50-0 from this win of this fight. Whilst McGregor is basically the top dog of UFC fighting, he had a great fight. After the hoe down, each party is now millions richer with the winner bringing home an alligator belt and an even bigger stack of millions.

Ok. Cool. An alligator belt is pretty awesome not going to lie. Then, making millions isn’t half bad either. Here comes the but. But, after all, that is said and done, what’s next? When you are undefeated, what’s next? When you have more money than you know what to do with, what’s next? If your identity is wrapped up in what you do, what’s next?

Living a luxuries lifestyle probably has its perks but also has its downsides as well.

What do you do when you have it all? When you can get anything you want whenever you want, what’s next? Having the money, having the fame, having the trophies, the belts etc, again, it’s probably nice. However, maybe for that second while you soak in the fact you have just won X,Y,Z.

The next day, week, month, even year comes. Ok? So, you’ve reached the peak… what’s next? I can’t imagine living the lifestyle of having it all and knowing that’s where my identity is found because it can be gone in an instant. It’s all really just stuff when you think about it. Nice, man-made, dust collecting, stuff. When it comes to careers, trophies, tangible acknowledgments, we humans invest so much into that stuff and that’s where we get our satisfaction from majority of the time. Why? Why do we invest so much into that when it’s not going to matter in about a week? You’re always going to want more, but when you’ve reached all the more you can have, what’s next? What’s the purpose of investing into things that will fade, break and disappear? It’s clearly temporary satisfaction and to be honest, who really wants that? It’s almost like a trick to make you “happy” but in reality, is it really making you happy, is it making you a better person, is it helping you in any way or even the world for that matter? If the answer is no to any of these, you may want to rethink what the purpose is of getting so involved with this stuff we call entertainment, life, careers, experiences…you get the picture.

What would happen if we invested all our passion into that x,y or z and heck, even pursue something that could possibly be eternal? It could be everlasting, it could be constant, it could be forever? Talk about full satisfaction. It could potentially help you in the long run rather than just for a second. How literally life-changing could that be for you. For me. For us? How great would it be to know that you can go beyond the peak? You don’t need more to have it, you can just be where you are right now and be eternally set.

To be continued…

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You know what get’s me hyped?? Life. 

Life has so much to offer. The beauty, massive different cultural lifestyles, opportunities, relationships, experiences, etc etc. I could go on forever but let’s just leave it at that.

We all have free will by the grace of God. With that, comes many skin-rising choices whether we see them as good or bad they are choices that will direct us to the next destination. Having a personal relationship with Jesus and just believing in His goodness is all about faith. Without faith, it’s nothing. But with the great gift of the Holy Spirit that is provided when declaring your faith in Jesus, provision is available when it comes to needing clarity or direction in that next step.

I used to live my relationship with Jesus in a way of “ok God, where do you want me to go, what do you want me to do?” Expecting that big audible voice to say “Go here, Go there.” Well, in my life, I have not heard Him like that ever, unless I was too in my world… that’s completely off topic, Anywho!

What I am trying to get at is, yes, this life is great! However, it’s not necessarily about our benefit and our happiness. It’s about growing the kingdom of God and to be alive when the world considers us “dead.” Hear me out though, there are times we should be selfish and be focused on our own being to grow more fruitfully each day. I have hardly ever allowed myself to be selfish in that sense and it’s not healthy. Good thing, I have a much better understanding about Jesus and His goodness && about His will and not mine. God gave us free will to do what we want. Despite whether we see it as “good” or “bad”, that choice will still allow us to continue on the path of the Lord’s great will that He has had planned for us since the beginning. I am beyond thrilled to be in this mindset and place in life to take an opportunity that has presented itself and take it by a huge leap of faith. Even though some may disagree with it and some do not see the benefit of it, there will always be learning opportunities, opening and closing doors, etc. Jesus will still provide for me, love me, never leave me and just be with me no matter where I decide to reside. Internationally or domestically, He is there! He is still proud of my decisions despite how awful and selfish they may be to the human eye. I believe since there has been a lot of prayer, seeking and just flat out faith that’s what He really enjoys. The fact is, I am making a leap of faith into the unknown and just truly trusting Him. It’s so challenging, and just simply so life-giving, I obviously could not miss this chance.

So here’s to new adventures, new opportunities, new friends, new doors, closed doors, and just growing my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father!! WOOHOO!

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XOXO,

S