Choosing The Right Path
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6
Sometimes we ask ourselves, "am I making the right choice? Am I on the right path? Should I go left or right?" I have been through this a few times where I am not sure which direction to go. I've sat and pondered this question repeatedly, "if I go this way, what would that mean for my future?" I overanalyze the heck out of everything, and I've always wanted to be in control of my actions and know where it would lead me. By trusting our heart, our mind and our soul, we are able to walk with faith toward the light.
Raise your hand if you're indecisive at times like me. Now give me a virtual high five. It's okay to not know, and it's okay to feel confused and lost at times. We aren't supposed to have all the answers. Anytime I feel uneasy, confused and not sure which decision to make, I simply close my eyes and pray. Meditation and tapping in to who you really are deep down is important as well. First, take a few moments of feeling grateful for everything you have. Imagine where you see yourself, and what fuels your fire deep down inside. Who are you? What is your purpose? Why do you feel you are in these ruts? What lesson is life trying to teach you? Eventually you will figure out your soul purpose, and it will make each stepping stone, obstacle or challenge that much easier to overcome. We are playing a game of chess. The moves and choices we make do not have to be so rapid and fast. We can take time to tap into our gut instinct, and we'll see if our gut accepts it or spits it right out. What you're seeking and meant to do is already within you. YOU already know which path and direction to take, but sometimes need that validation or reassurance.
”What happens if I fail?” Guess what, it is okay to fail. You don't fail forever. A failure is actually a blessing in disguise. Look, if you headed down the left path instead of the right, and it leads you to fail, well now you know what not to do. Now you have that experience that will help you later down the road should you reach a bigger obstacle. Now you have wisdom, and can teach or guide others through your experience. There are those who can be told, "don't do this, it will cause that," and they listen or there are those who have to see for themselves. Both situations are fine. In both situations, you have learned and gained something from it.
Failures also lead us to destinations we are meant to visit. We either visit for a short period of time or a more sufficient amount. Think about when you are taking a flight across the country. Must be nice when all flights are direct, but that does not happen all the time. You have to get from point A to point B, but it's making you stop at point A 1/2, and suddenly you are in a 2 hour layover. That's the same thing with life. Most times, we don't get from point A to point B in one direct shot.
Trust where you were in each stage of your life. Trust where you are right now. Every path, twist and turn has brought you here today. Embrace it, welcome change, and continue stepping forward. The journey is the best part.
Things that have helped me:
1. Dedicate some time to pray and have a meeting with God.
2. Dedicate an hour to yourself to do what ever it is that calms you down and allows you to zone out. I do pilates whenever I can, but some people like to paint, play a new song on the guitar, read a book, go on a hike. What ever it is, do it.
3. Read uplifting books. One that I love is this one.
4. Make time for people you care about, and put down that cell phone!
Doing at least one or all of these will help when you are feeling confused or lost in your journey. I hope you have found this post to be helpful. I would love to hear from you in a comment down below or on my Instagram post.
Thank you for reading! xo