Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. In life we may find ourselves thinking in all or none / black and white thinking. In the process we may find ourselves stuck, frustrated or experiencing fear. We may think that no other options exist to move us beyond being, stuck, frustrated or being fearful. We may find ourselves feeling like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights, not realizing that options exist.
Part of the frustration and fear that I spoke about in the last article, Finding Serenity in the Midst of Frustration and Fear was because I felt that like that deer caught in the headlights. The proverbial headlights that left me feeling stuck involved my focus. In essence, I found myself stuck in the proverbial box by my focus. I felt stuck because I could not see beyond my focus to see that I could re-direct my focus. I felt frustrated and fearful because I found myself limited by my focus and my own thinking.
Last week I felt led to call a friend because I felt stuck. During our conversation my friend encouraged me to expand my audience to other groups of individuals – beyond those living with brain injuries — as she believes that the message of Second Chance to Live could help anyone to live beyond their adversities. With her encouragement, I have begun to reach out to groups of individuals who are living with various kinds of adversities. In the process, I have been able to move beyond feeling stuck.
In the event that you find yourself stuck, frustrated or in fear my friend, realize that you are not alone. I can identify with you. If you are feeling like a deer caught in the proverbial headlights, no worries. Be encouraged. Options do exist. Pray and talk to trusted friends and then follow their suggestions. Not everything that they suggest may work for us, but as a friend of mine reminds me — nothing ventured, nothing gained. All we can do is the footwork and trust God with the outcomes. More will be revealed.
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