Note: This post is part of a series -- before reading on, do read the previous post.
When you put others before yourself, good things always happen. And most of the time, we learn something new about ourselves, about what we’re willing to give up in order to move forward. I’m not saying that this is an easy thing to do – taking that next step never is. But sometimes, looking into your past is the only way to discover your future. I don’t know where I’m supposed to go from here -- all I know is that I’m ready.
It’s not always easy navigating who you were and who you want to be. But in the end, it’s the people closest to you that help you find your path.
We all have a million things going on at once -- life pulling us in every direction. It can be hard trying to balance what’s important, what really matters, but sometimes we need to stop and mark the occasions that are meaningful.
We also need to recognize when there needs to be a change. It’s hard, I get it, but sometimes change is necessary to take a step forward and find that balance we are all searching for.
Sometimes we can see our lives echoed in those around us. It gives us a renewed sense of purpose, reminds us of what’s important and what we’re really fighting to hold on to. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it isn’t enough -- it can leave us torn between the past and the future. Our actions will always be stronger than our words, and I believe that people can change, that we can learn from our mistakes and that our future remains unwritten.
Cause and effect is a part of our everyday lives. It doesn’t matter what we call it – we take actions, there are consequences. Sometimes the results can be surprising. It can send us down a path we never thought to explore. Or awaken us to a truth we’ve known all along.
Things never turn out exactly how we planned. All we have to do is control what we put out into the world and hope that what’s returned makes it all worth it.
Even if we get lost, it’s never too late to find our way back, and when we do, we often appreciate it even more. We will always know that we’re on the right path when the people we love choose to walk it with us.
But what happens when we find ourselves on a path that someone else has walked and warns us of the dangers that lie ahead? I believe that if that happens, we can choose to walk it differently, and not walk it alone.
P.S. Feel free to re-read the sentences again and again, till you grasp their meaning -- that's the way I read self-help books, and it's a habit that can truly change your life. Happy reading!
Disclaimer: None of the sentences in the main body of this post were written by me. All credits to the writers and the creators of 'God Friended Me'. Do watch the show -- it will not disappoint!
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!