WHEN LIFE IS FILLED WITH OBSTACLES…..CHALLENGES….and SUDDENLYS……

WHEN LIFE IS FILLED WITH OBSTACLES…..CHALLENGES….and SUDDENLYS……

It is wonderful when life goes smoothly…..When the doors we want opened open on their own……When relationships are all good…..When we love our careers…….When health is good and all those we love are happy….Yes, when times are good Life is truly wonderful….

But what about the times when life is “not so good….” When times are tough? When things are not working as they should? When life seems on a downward spiral and there is no bottom is near sight? What happens when relationships begin to fall apart and we feel as if our world is crumbling from all ends….What do we do?

Unfortunately life is not always a smooth ride….There are things that happen……I call some of those things “Suddenlys” when out of the blue and unexpected things we don’t like happen…..How do we adjust? How do we handle them? What do we do?.....Or the other things that have been building over time….gradual decline of health, bills piling up and income dwindling, a spouse getting more and more disinterested…..What happens then?

There is no one way to solve life’s obstacles…..There is no one way to solve a Suddenly or a Gradual decline in lifestyle……Every situation is different and in turn has to be handled differently…..I do feel there are some basic things we can do in almost all situations that are challenging that can help us along to get through the bumpy ride….

First, when we are presented with an obstacle it is best we take a deep breath and allow ourselves time to soak in what has happened….Unfortunately it isn’t a good soaking in….But when we are able to take the time to understand what has happened and what our options may be we tend to make better decisions than those who rush to make a decision out of haste….As the saying goes “haste makes waste” and often this is true….Sometimes a decision without full understanding can be a wrong decision…..Normally, this is not the time for taking chances…. Great Calculated chances usually don’t present themselves during these challenging times…Sometimes we simply first have to “survive” before we can ever think about thriving again….Great opportunities usually come when things are going good for us……I am not saying Great things can’t happen during this time, but usually this is not the time when they happen….

Second, the key is to gather every resource we can think of that will help us make all right decisions. Even in bad situations or challenges we can make RIGHT DECISIONS….Decisions are what create our destiny…Yes, our choices may be limited….and yet we can make the best of those choices which hopefully will lead to better choices as we go…..

Third, Pray….Pray a lot….Take time out often to allow one’s Soul to Speak and to pray….Often we will get answers simply by being still…..

Most challenges don’t’ solve themselves overnight….Most challenges have a Season….They have a time span….That we have to live through….There are many lessons to be learned during this time that if we learn them we can apply them to our successes in the future….

There are some challenges that are self-generated overtime….That we ourselves created knowingly or unknowingly….We simply could have avoided them with different choices…..Then there are other challenges in life that we simply could have had no way of predicting….They simply happened…..We cannot predict everything in life….Some things we can get a pretty good idea about while other things we cannot…..That is life. I believe in the challenges that we cannot foresee we are meant to use as life lessons….There is some spiritual reason we are to go through them….in order to become better people as well as to apply to our future Divine Assignemnt…..The life lessons we go through that we could have prevented hopefully create in us an awareness of cause and affect….That our decisions do create our lives……

Life is filled with challenges….Life is filled with wonderful times……It is likely that we would not appreciate the beauty in our lives had we not had to endure some less than beautiful times…….When life is good SAVOR IT….cherish it…..embrace it……hug it……and most certainly enjoy it…….

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