Day 18: I am ready.
When you set out to make changes, when you set out to discover who you are, or when you try to discover your purpose in life there are certain thing you must be ready for.
When you are moving forward in life, progressing, there are certain things that are going to happen. You are going to lose people, relationships are going to fall apart. You are going to experience some failures. You are going to go through some disappointments. Somethings are just not going to work out. You are also going to experience success. You will have victories. You will start new relationships. You will accomplish those goals. You will experience joy and happiness. You must be ready for all these things.
How is that even possible? You prepare yourself for whatever comes, you think about and acknowledge all the possible outcomes before they even come, but most importantly you believe and know what is meant to be will be. When you are ready for all that is to come you are better prepared to handle it when it happens. You will not have to figure out what to do because you already know what to do. You know how to handle those emotions and move past them so that they don’t consume you. You know how to get back up and move on. You will also know how to celebrate and keep on moving.
I used to let my setbacks consume me, I used to let people leaving me consume me, and I used to let denial consume me. I did not know how to deal with these emotions, they consumed me so much that I missed out on so much more. I always had to figure out the why, I would call it closure but it was never closed.
I had to prepare myself for all that was to come, I had to realize it isn’t always me. I had to realize that somethings are just not meant for me. I had to get ready and now that I am ready for what’s to come I am better able to deal with it and move on. I still get upset when I have setbacks or when things don’t work out as planned, I am human I have emotions, but because I am ready for it I can deal with it better.
As I stated earlier there will be disappointments but there will also be happiness, learn from the failures and enjoy the victories. Be ready for whatever may come. Speak these words to yourself, speak these words to those things that challenge you, and speak these words to those things that inspire you. I am ready.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. -1 Corinthians 16:13-