As each day unfolds, I am sometimes faced with matters that are out of my control. With this reality, comes the struggle to find meaning out of what might otherwise seem to be a menacing predicament. At this time, I am faced with a choice. I could give up and believe that I was being victimized by life. Through believing this lie, I would then chose to buy into self-pity’s message “you are a victim of your circumstances and there is nothing you can do about it ”. Rather than seeking for a solution, I may buy into the notion that I am helpless to what is happening to me. Through buying into that notion, I willingly perpetuate the assumption that I am a victim. Therefore, I allow circumstances to dictate and define the quality of my life. Life then becomes a battle, just to stay ahead of being victimized by the onslaught of circumstances.
I have another choice each day. Rather than allowing myself to be dissuaded by the voice of self-pity, I see myself as an empowered being. I have changed my belief system. I no longer believe that I am a victim of any circumstance. I now proactively seek for solutions to whatever circumstance may come my way. I no longer believe that I am helpless. I no longer need to stay stuck in what may look hopeless, nor do I need to be limited by my own resources. Prayer and meditation become the channel that directs my destiny.
My experience has shown this haven to be a deep well that provides both cool and refreshing water that rejuvenate my being. As I draw from this well, I tap into a resource that is not limited. Wisdom and strength are gained as I drink from that well. These gifts provide solutions to circumstances that once baffled me. I am empowered as my spirit draws another drink from the well. I no longer need to believe that which is out of my control limits me. Hope is at the doorway of my heart waiting to be called inside. God is knocking.
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