Please read Part 1 for context. Thank you.
Initially, I was bummed – as you might imagine – and then I remembered that I did not lose the power of choice. I could choose to be bummed or I could choose to see my circumstances as a gift. With these 2 choices before me, I decided to see my circumstances as a gift.
With my decision, I made the choice to use my circumstances, rather than be used by my circumstances. I made the choice to be built up by my circumstances, instead of allowing my circumstances to keep me down. I made the decision to be empowered by and to trust the process.
I made the decision to use my time and energy in ways to enhance and empower my process. I made the decision to look at my circumstances through the eyes of possibility. I made the decision to build upon the opportunities found with in my circumstances.
When circumstances arise in your live – that are out of your control – please ask yourself a question, “How am I allowing my circumstances to treat me?” If the answer is that you are allowing your circumstances to frustrate and keep you down, please use your power to choose. And when you do, please remember that…
you can choose to use your circumstances, instead of being used by your circumstances. You can choose to be built up by your circumstances, instead of allowing your circumstances to keep you down. You can choose to look at your circumstances through the eyes of possibility.
You can choose to build upon the opportunities that are found with in your circumstances.
Although you and I may be powerless over our circumstances, we are not helpless over our ability to choose. Consequently, we can choose to trust the process. We can choose to trust a loving God. We can choose to trust ourselves. We can choose to trust our circumstances.
We can choose to use our time and energy in ways that will empower and enhance our process.
“If you advance confidently in the direction or your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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