Are You on the Right Path?
We have all been given what we need to help us get through the challenges we are meant to face. That help is available to you all the time because it is within you but sometimes it’s difficult to tap into it, especially when negativity has you in its grip. If you are feeling low, unworthy or disappointed within any area of your life, you have the power to change it. The big question is “are you going to” or is it easier to place blame and say that’s why it’s not going to change. Regardless of whether or not you have found your purpose or feel that there is a purpose for you in this life, Pastor Joel Osteen has the real deal on this, his quote below:
If you are breathing, God has a purpose for you. As long as you have breath, somebody needs what you have, somebody needs your gifts, somebody needs your time, somebody needs your love.
His words are very true, we are all here to learn, teach and grow from every experience and obviously if we grow positively, that is ideal. It’s not about that fact that you stumbled or fell, it’s how you got up and what you did to move forward while maintaining a little grace and dignity along the way.
If you haven’t found your purpose or passion yet it’s doesn’t mean you don’t have one, it just means you haven’t come to the place in your life yet where all that needs to be aligned for it to occur is fully aligned yet. With every challenge or lesson I experience I always know that there is a greater purpose for it and even though I don’t know what the greater purpose is yet I know that I have enough faith to believe that it will work out as it is meant to and in the right time. I know it can be really difficult to wait it out but I am not on my own clock for my intended lessons, it is the universe that will decide when the time is right so there is no point in my stressing about it or resisting. One of your biggest assets in times like these is having faith and trusting in that faith.
Changing the conversations and internal dialogue that you have with yourself is another one of your assets. It’s amazing how different your life can be if you start to believe in yourself, others will follow and believe in you too. Instead of feeding the voice of negativity, the one that tells you that you aren’t worthy, intelligent, beautiful, abundant and so on, feed the voice of the positive. The Universe responds to whatever you are telling yourself whether that is negative or positive. Start telling yourself how lucky and blessed you are, live, breathe and feel the emotions attached to those statements and you will find that you will start to see great things develop in your life.
The biggest hurdle you will have is at the beginning because it starts with acknowledgement and awareness and changing and expanding those two require a lot of discipline. If you’ve had significant difficulties in your life so far, the first thing you can acknowledge is that regardless of how challenging or disheartening they may have been, you made it through it. That’s a huge accomplishment and not one that should be ignored or pushed aside. Don’t put the emphasis on how awful it was, put the emphasis on how impressive it is that you came out with more wisdom then you went in with. My other favorite quote is from Wayne Dyer:
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
This is a great example of how changing your focus can put the right emphasis on the challenges you’ve had so far and when you do that it will also de-emphasize the severity of the negative thoughts that you may be replaying in your mind. It will also reinforce your feelings of empowerment, pride and self-respect and that is the beginning of the new and improved path.
Your internal dialogue is the most prominent voice in your life, whether it is subconsciously or consciously fueling your thoughts of self-worth. The best change you can make in your life is to use this internal dialogue in a positive and productive way for yourself so that you can live your best life.
One of the biggest changes I’ve made that always turns out to be the best decision is stepping out of my comfort zone and choosing the road I am scared to travel. I think sometimes we need to take risks and scare ourselves, it is within those risks that we experience the most personal growth and achievement, at least it has been for me.