I'm serious, what are you waiting for? The vision that kept you up late at night, the songs you composed in the shower, your unwavering passion, and the countless lives you've touched is evidence of your ability to change the world. So, what are you waiting for? God has blessed you with an original gift, one that is unique to only you. Proverbs 18:16 NKJV says "A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men." Why do you withhold your gift? What’s keeping you from living your best life?
Your story must be told. Tell people how you persevered, defied the odds, raised the standard for your family, encouraged others to do the same, all while seeking a brighter future for yourself. Young men and women need to hear your story. They must know that anything is possible through Christ. They must know that their present zip code does not define them nor predict their future zip code. So, revisit those plans you wrote and stashed away because you were afraid of failing. Free yourself of other people's opinion of you. Too many opinions creates unnecessary "fog" along your journey. For the record, people will talk about you regardless (both good and not so good). So try to give them something really interesting to talk about. Open that business you always dreamed of. Build that family you prayed for. Apply for the programs/schools you shied away from. Live your life to the fullest! You are more than enough! Never forget that! So........what are you waiting for?