Each of us has a journey that only we can make and sometimes that means making it alone. The struggles and situations that will come during this journey no one else can take. But don’t be discouraged because the bible says, “This is my command — be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (NLT)” These words of encouragement are very helpful. To know that He that created you will be with you always is a good thing to know.
This journey called life will surprise you in ways you can’t even imagine. Sometimes the people you think you would receive the most help from will the first to abandon you in the midst of your trial or situation. But this too is a test because this life was given to you to accomplish what God has purposed for you since before time began. What happens is that we get so caught up in our own self-pity that we forget to let go because we become blinded and don’t know any other way exists. I am, by no means, denying nor belittling the pain and anguish and the embarrassment and fear of the opinions of others when we come to realize the error of our ways. If we analyze it correctly, we can make this realization a fresh new start, a beginning of what can ultimately be our grand entrance to a new life.
This came to mind when I came to my own realization of my errors. “The choices we make in our personal lives will inherently affect the choices we make in every other aspect of our lives.“ This was more true for me than I liked to admit. The personal choices I had made throughout my life have definitely affected the other areas of my life. When I reflect back to the moment I became an adult to this moment the two areas that consistently show up as my negatives, apart from others, are procrastination and lack of a sense of urgency. To admit that I lack certain integral traits that would make me more successful in life is no easy task and even worse to admit it to the public. But when you get to a point where the only place to look at is up, nothing makes you more free and open.
What are you struggling with in your life that is hindering your growth potential? Can you be open enough to admit these lacking traits?