Perspective…. It can be everything to us can’t it be? Past experiences often influence our response and trigger feelings within. The only thing we have control of in this life is how we choose to respond to the moments. Sometimes we may not feel like we have control, but that is not the case, there is always a choice.
I have had moments in my life that have taken my breath away, moments that have torn me inside out from the core, and moments that leave me numb. We all have those moments.
It is in those moments where the something powerful emerges – the POWER TO CHOOSE. As I look back in my life, the moments I have experienced, that have been allowed to happen in my life, have always turned out for good.
But it doesn’t always end up that way for us all because there are usually two paths.
One path is driven by fear, we are a victim, a slave to the moment.
Another path although bumpy offers the least resistance. This path can offer learning, good to come out of the bad, and is embraced by moving forward one step at a time.
I am thankful for all of the choices I have been given, and the roads I have traveled. While there has been difficulty along the way, there was always a light to help me navigate.
This journey of life involves difficulty, happiness, anger, hope, sadness, joy, death, life. As we go through the valleys and up the hills, we have the power to choose and embrace what is. As we take one step at a time there will always be a light to shine our way. I believe this to my innermost core.
Today as I sit in this moment, I thank God so much for teaching me how to get up after I fall, how to let go of the fear and trust, how to move forward and to learn to love and trust myself inside out. This is all a journey, a process, something that I struggle with – loving myself. But bit by bit I am realizing how I love others is the same grace I need to show myself.
Thank-you Father for your grace you always show me in my day. YOU are so powerful, and your love is never ending.