Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. Through my experiences in life I have learned some very valuable lessons. I want to share several of those with you today. I believe you will be able to identify with the choices that I am going to discuss with in this post. In life I am some times faced with matters that are out of my control. In my state of being powerless 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 in and believe that I am being victimized by that which is out of my control. I could choose to buy into self-pity’s message and I could choose to believe that I am a victim of my circumstances. I could believe that I am helpless over that which is occurring in my life. By doing so I could choose to perpetuate the assumption that I am set up to be a victim in life. Therefore, I could choose to allow circumstances to dictate and define the quality of my life. I could then choose to believe that my life is only a series of happenstances that I do nothing more than endure.
Through my experience I have learned that I have another choice.
Rather than allowing myself to be dissuaded by the voice of self-pity, I can change my belief system. I can face my circumstances as an empowered being. I can see myself as an empowered being. As an empowered being, I no longer need to believe that I am a victim of any of my circumstances. Consequently, I can choose to look for the lesson in all of my circumstances. I can choose to pro actively pursue practical solutions to whatever circumstances come my way in life. Subsequently, I can choose to believe that I am no longer helpless.
The good news is that I no longer need to be alone in my process, nor do I need to be limited by my own resources. I no longer need to rely on my own understanding. I can draw upon eternal wisdom through prayer and meditation. I can reach out to a Power greater than myself.
I can choose to reach out beyond myself and ask for help. I can choose to draw from the experience, strength and hope of a support group and trusted friends. I can choose to spend time in prayer and meditation where I can draw from the well that never runs dry. I can choose to spend time writing in a journal and in doing so connect my head with my heart. I can choose to trust the process and I can choose to learn from the gift of my circumstances. I can make decision to choose hope.
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