When you read the title "Stay in your lane," what was the first thing that popped into your mind? OK, now take what just popped into your head and think about the complete opposite of the pervious thought. That's what this article is about. Focusing on YOUR destination and Your journey. I wanted the title to be shallow so then you're forced to think deeply as you read along.
Now let's get started. Visualize yourself in your current car. Say you're on your way to your dream destination. Once you reach this destination you find out your full potential. Now I'm pretty sure we remember the rules of the road, hopefully. In the driver's-ed manual, you CANNOT cross the line that's not dotted, but you can cross the line that has cuts in between. Following God and his way of reaching your destination is a straight line (The line you cannot cross) he shows you exactly where to go and how to do it. When you decide to do things your way or (Man's way) you're basically driving along the dashed line. You can cross over, get in the front of someone, or even get into a accident. Since there's no rules or limitations on where or how you get to the destination.
Brandy, where are you going with this? Well, basically I just described your journey and staying focused on yourself. Don't become so concerned with someone else's progress and speed. Sometimes we lose sight on our goals because we tend to compare. Some people may get there before you do and that's okay. Everyone has a purpose and it's up to you to find it and chase it. Don't let that car ever stop, unless it's on E and you need gas (AKA Motivation) but after that keep on going. "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." -- John Wooden
Sometimes we're on E and we just keep going. We ignore that light that comes on. We say to ourselves, "We don't need any motivation," but yet you look over to see what's the progress of the next person. I mean, if that's motivation for you to compare your journey, you're doing it all wrong, darling. Darling, you do need to be your own motivation. When i'm on E I look at the quotes that are placed on my wall. I talk to God and ask him certain questions, like, "What am I doing wrong?" "Help me improve in this area." I watch inspirational videos. You will NEED that gas (AKA motivation) every step of the way. There WILL be people that don't want you to reach your true potential. You WILL have setbacks. It's a given. IT'S ONLY A TEST!!! I'm pretty sure we all want to get an A on the test ? Right?
Let's take a break from the imagery and look into reality. When my article was first published, let me tell ya... I WAS A NERVOUS/ANXIOUS WRECK!!! Some of you that follow me on the snapchat saw it LIVE. I was like, "This is something that I love to do." "What if people don't press "Like" or "They don't share it." Then God spoke to me and he said," I gave you this talent myself." I AM WHO I AM" He said, "Did you forget who your father is? Don't look for approval from man. You can never please man. Do this for me and unto me." Honestly, I felt like Moses and the burning bush. God guides my fingers as i type across the keyboard, i let him take ahold. It's not me writing, it's him. Before I write I ask God to bless the article and anyone that comes across it. From that point on when I get that email, Congrats, your article has been published." There's this rush that goes through out my body. This rush of confidence, assurance and positivity. That's what God wants to see for his children. For us to become in tune with the talent he has given us, for us to use it to please him, and bless others. For example, J.Cole's "Love Yourz" saved someone from jumping off of a bridge. I mean come on, that right there is a blessing.
Don't set a date or time for when you reach your destination. For you will be disappointed for trying to be in control. Remember "Patience Is A Virtue" lay back and set the car on cruise control. Enjoy the scenery (AKA lessons you're taught along the way). Scenery is all around us. There's no way to escape it , so rather than looking over and becoming concerned or comparing someone else's journey to yours; turn your head the other way and become awoken to the lessons around you. For those lessons will prepare you and make you more equipped.
Remember you cannot please man, so do what God tells you to do. There WILL be naysayers, there will be disappointed moments, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I can't even begin to tell you what I've experienced while pursuing a journalism major. I've heard, "That'a a poor department," "Do you have any idea what's going on in this class?" "I don't think journalism is for you." AND? Your point is? I take all of that in as gas (AKA Motivation). For they don't know what me and God have discussed. Who's a writer for The Odyssey?? Oh, OK. Me and God have something planned, he has something planned for each one of children. It's up to you whether you want to awaken the dream and chase it.
Now you're at the end of this article. Are you awoken? Has your perspective changed on staying in your lane? Will you become less concerned with what others say or do? The entire time you were reading this, did your destination pop up? Are you ready to take that drive to your destination and enjoy the scenery? Do you want to drive along the straight line or the dashed line? Keep in mind that it's illegal to cross over and become concerned with someone else's journey? Put it in your GPS and don't stop. Tap into your full potential. It wont be easy but it'll be worth it.
“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” -- Walt Disney