Everything Else

Is this life?

Have you ever felt like things were coming at you from every side all at the same time? It was as if you were standing in the middle of a field and tennis balls, baseballs, footballs, basketballs, and golf balls were all flying towards you at the same time? Are you asking yourself, what are you supposed to do and how do you handle that? Well this post is definitely for you.

To be completely honest, I feel like this sometimes and it seems like I’m standing in an open field and I’m trying to make the choice that best suit, not only myself, but my family, too. I have two choices to make. I can either stand still and let all of the balls hit me and wallow in my situation OR I can play dodge ball and continue to press on and reach for my goals. I know it seems easier said than done, but I’m here to tell you that it is possible to get through it all. I use the metaphor of the field and the different sport balls flying because every situation is different and they all come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Basically, you never can expect what will come next and from which angle. To be honest, that’s life.

Some of you probably have heard the saying that life is a game and truthfully, it is. We just have to learn how to play the game of life. It took me a while to understand exactly what the game of life is all about. How come some people are able to make it through and seem to not have any issues? Well, it’s not that they don’t have any issues, its all in the way they handle them. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. If we continue to hold onto what has happened or is currently happening in this moment, then you are dedicating everything within you to the situation. By focusing your attention on the issue, you are giving all of your energy to the very thing you do not want. By doing this, you are asking for more of the same. Instead, lets change the focus and figure out possible solutions to the problem at hand. This way you are bringing your attention to what you want the outcome to be therefore you are opening yourself to a more positive result. Life does not stop just because you are overwhelmed and tired of handing difficult situation. Life will continue to move and bring you situations that are uncomfortable and hard to get through. The key is to change your focus from the negative to the positive and move forward one step at a time.

We have to build up our strength and perseverance to continue to press forward. What is the other option?? To stand still and let life push you around? No, get up push forward and take charge of your life. I’m not only talking to you, I’m including me in this too because I, too, have situations coming at me from left to right and I also have to make the choice everyday on how I’m going to handle them. I may not always know what to do or even how to do it, but all I know is that I have to do something that will move me forward. That’s why I say play dodgeball. In that game you have to dodge the balls as they come to you and if you get hit, you’re out… But in my game you’re going to get hit every once in a while and when you get out, you just start again. The beauty is you start where you left off. Life is a journey and it’s not an easy journey but it doesn’t have to be treacherous neither. We hold the choice in our own hands to either live life or let life live us… And I rather live life and enjoy every minute. Every day there’s going to be something different. Yes, it will seem that if its not one thing it’s another, but the awesome thing of life is that we all have the ability to choose. Joshua 24:15 says “choose ye this day whom you will serve” Will I look at life in a positive light and know that all things are working for my good or will I choose to live in a negative life and be doubtful of it’s outcome? I rather live and know that all things are working for my good. I rather believe that although situations are arising left and right and it seems that it will never end, that all I have to do and find my strength to keep moving forward. That is the game of life. The goal of life is to succeed, according to your own standards and in doing so, you are playing according to your own rules.

So that is why I choose to play dodgeball!!! Are you going to join me?

Until next time

XOXO
Nicole

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