“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian Larson …
It is refreshing to hear that we have available to us something that is greater than any obstacle we will encounter. Better yet, we already possess it within us, however, we must believe in ourselves and in our abilities.
Far too many of us give more credit to the obstacles in our lives than those obstacles actually deserve. We allow them to overwhelm us before we even have to deal with them, or we look at them as dead ends on the paths we are currently traveling. The truth is, though, that most obstacles are manageable, and soon become just a speck in our rear-view mirrors once we begin to confront them.
A very long time ago, when repainting rooms in our old house, three of the rooms had a floral wallpaper that was a definite eyesore. I remember tearing out just part of the bathroom took an entire evening, and I started to second-guess myself, thinking that this may just be an impossible task. I know how sore my arms got and how tedious it was to go over it inch by inch, spraying, dampening, scoring, and then scraping off each small piece. But I am not one to back down from something that I start, and with the help of my family, I continued on, and in a week it was completed.
Obstacles in our lives can be daunting at times, however, most of the time that is because we give them too much power. If we stand up to them, and face them with integrity, confidence, and perseverance, we will overcome them and experience growth and success.
Search inside of yourself for confidence and strength.
Questions to consider:
How do you view the obstacles in your life? Do you ever see them as helpful?
Why do our obstacles sometimes seem more difficult than they really are?
What are some healthy ways to begin facing our obstacles in life?
For further thought:
“The true hero is flawed. The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles.” ~ Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain