That saying, “Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug”, sure does fit. It’s crazy how you can feel so on top of the world one day and the next, like you got hit by a freight train.
Feeling powerlessness has such a deep impact on one’s mood and relationships.
And it is SO my go-to response. Whenever life doesn’t go my way, my knee-jerk reaction is as if I am the victim to whatever is up against me. Depending on the situation, I can stay stuck in it for days, weeks even! It’s crazy!
The truth is, I am NEVER really powerless.
I am the Creator of my life. It is up to me to decide what kind of life I want to live. Unfortunately, THEN I have to take steps to create that life. I have to face my fears, sometimes do what I don’t want to do. But I know it will move me closer to what I want.
I love contemplating the power of a seed. This tiny little piece of nothing, when placed in dirt, given water and sunlight, blooms into a whole bunch of something!
It grows because that is what it was created to do.
As were we. When I look back at my life, I can’t find a single instance where circumstances didn’t work out in a way that blessed me beyond measure. Or taught me lessons that helped me to grow, or shifted me to a place where I could prosper.
Every time I slide back into that powerless feeling, I allow it to suck me under. I forget that ALL is well. And that I am on point to bloom beyond measure. All I have to do is trust. It’s easy to do that when I stay in this moment. It’s when I get out in front of myself that I begin to hyperventilate.
So today, I tap into the power of the seed.
I choose to BE right here, where I am planted, and trust that my Creator is growing something amazing out of me.
And YOU too.
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