Just the other day I happened to be involved in a very enlightening conversation with a very good friend of mine, one of those “special” conversations that gets you so “hyped up” and motivated to accomplish great things……..and one of the things that I remember him saying was that in most cases, discomfort is usually brought into our lives by our own doing.
REPEAT: He said in most cases….at first I had to think about it because there will be things that happen to us that are unfortunate and also very much out of our control, but what percentage of events could have been avoided if we had made the proper choices?
He did have a point there.
So I began to backtrack on my own life as he spoke, using it as a template against his theory and I had to say in my case he was right on point. Many times we tend to want to shift the blame to others but if you can really get down to it and face the music, we have brought it on ourselves. It’s a hard pill to swallow but a necessary one to ingest if we are to go through the process of growth.
By not facing our inner issues, we actually retard our own growth!
So no matter how hard we try to “appear” that things are fine and dandy, unless we clean house and all of the things that we have “swept under the rug,” we will NEVER get it right! Walk the straight and narrow and do not invite any more hardship into your life (through poor choices) than is necessary!
And to all of those who are experiencing trials and tribulations that are beyond your control ( death, rape, abuse, accidents etc.etc.), know that God never allows any more on you than you can handle…and that every problem has a solution, you just may not know the answer as of yet but there IS one coming and usually faster than you think!
Like the man in the photo above, just hold on…….