It's Not About You. It's About Your Chosen Path and Your Choices in Life
Don't allow obstacles or doubters to get in the way of what God has implanted in your heart! I've learned on this journey we all will come across obstacles in life—fair and unfair. But I have come to realize that what matters most is not so much about what these obstacles are but how we actually see them, and what's more important how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure and never let go of our faith. I've learned to not personalize every single thing that happens in my life. I've had to learn how to stay positive, optimistic and remain calm throughout my storms in life. I've witnessed so many others lose control of their emotions and themselves by becoming desperate, fearful and feeling as though they're powerless. I know it's never ever easy enduring hardship, but I'm determined to hold on and never ever lose hope.
Trust me when I say this path, I'm on has never ever been easy. I've had folks to count me out, turn their backs on me, accuse me of things I've never ever done and completely given up on me but there's one thing I know for sure. I remain objective. I've learned to control my emotions and keep an even keel. I've chosen to see the good in a situation even if it's bad. To steady my nerves and remain optimistic. To ignore the things that disturbs or try to limit me. To focus and truly place things in perspective. To always revert back to the present moment. To focus on the things, I can control and to release and accept the things I can't control.
I'm still a work in progress but I have traveled so far. I've learned to see the opportunities within every obstacle that comes along the way. Trust me, it's a lot easier said than done but it's worth the work and process. I've made a rational and honest decision about what I want to do in my life and that's to be a better and improved person. We can decide for ourselves how we want to show up in life. We decide whether we will break or give up in life. I chose to stay steady and to continue helping others and never ever give up! I've learned such a valuable lesson and that's just to let go of expectations, just begin the work and trust and believe that the rest will follow. Plant that small seed, it is not until months or years later that we realize the true value of the previous work we have done. I've learned it's not until much later that the full value of seeds planted, and previous efforts is revealed.
I've learned and come to realize that all big things come from small beginnings. The seeds of every planting, faith, habit, belief is a single, tiny decision that was planted and placed in your heart. But as that decision is repeated and carried out, a habit sprouts and it grows beyond anything you've ever imagined and stronger. It is not until then you begin to see the glorious blessings of your dreams come true. Never lose hope and never give up!