You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash
I remember going through a time of sudden changes and forced decisions. I had lost a major client which affected my financial stability for not only myself but for my family as well. Now I am not going to lie, at first when this all happened I was quite frustrated. Not because of what happened but because I was to worried about a situation that was out of my control. In my mind, I failed to prepare instead with this client I became relaxed. I felt that there was no rush to step up my game to want to change, but once that comfort was taken I became worried because it no longer was based on what I wanted, the sudden twist in circumstances MADE me change. Before I knew it I was angry, “How dare this change come and, push me or of my comfort zone!” “How dare it force me to… to look at …the bigger picture!”
What do you mean? Let me explain…
At first I wanted to shut down, but after I looked at the bigger picture I understood. Without this client as my sole source of income, I was forced to look at reality for what it was; a chance to accomplish my goals, an opportunity to reach my full potential. No more procrastinating because of fear. The reality is if I want to succeed and I truly trust God, I have to step outside my comfort zone and do what I am set out to do… and that’s God’s will. The change caused me to look deep… not just at my life, but at God’s purpose for my life as well. The change forced me to use the gifts that God has given me. Yes it can be scary or frustrating because I don’t know the end but I have to remember… God’s thoughts are not my thoughts, God’s ways are not my ways. With that in mind, when I look at the sudden changes in my life, and take time out to look at the bigger picture… this change… is the best thing that could have happened to me. Till next time…stay strong, stay humble, and stay blessed.
What major changes have you experienced? How did it help you?