I have found myself in a rather chaotic knot of time that just seems too tangled to unravel. It’s not impossible to get out of, of course—but it does come with unwanted stress. Perhaps it’s just the pressure of having too much on my plate at one time, but needless to say…I am beginning to understand more and more about life.
Oftentimes pressure teaches us the importance of being able to think our way through things. I’m not by any means saying that stress is a good thing—I’m just saying that we can learn many things in the midst of difficult situations. I am learning patience and endurance on a whole new level. I am finding out how important it is to be able to focus on my goals. There are so many distractions and sometimes I do feel like just throwing in the towel and forgetting about it all. However, what will that solve? Every day, after a rather lengthy prayer and pep-talk, I try to focus on all that I want to accomplish in life. As I am distracted by people and situations who are not necessarily my cheerleaders in life, I must always understand that I am still in the game.
I try to fill my mind with positive things. That means I have to be able to filter out the negativity. Sure, I’m aware that it’s there and sometimes I feel quite disappointed. But the thing is, negativity’s goal is to destroy everything in its path, and if I allow it to…it will destroy my dreams, my goals, my positive efforts, my life…ME. That can’t happen.
So as I walk out my door…somewhat like walking out onto a field to play a sport, I keep the main objectives in my heart, in my mind, and in my soul—to give it all I’ve got, to keep moving forward, to appreciate every positive moment, to live with faith and courage, to know that as long as I am living…as long as I’m still in the game…I’ve got a purpose to fulfill.
As long as you’re alive, as long as you’re still in the game…no matter what situation you’re in, no matter who you are…there is still hope. You still have a purpose to fulfill, and it may be stressful. It may be hard. It may be tiresome, but you cannot sit yourself on the sidelines of life and do nothing. There is more to life than what you could ever imagine. It may seem like you’re in an impossible situation full of stress, heartache, and many distractions. Don’t ever let negativity convince you that you have nothing else to offer. Your positive inspiration will always be needed! You’re still in the game!