You may be wondering why you don’t have everything that you have always wanted. You may want to know when your day will come and when you will be able to list yourself among the ranks of the so-called “elite”. Having experienced life as it has come to you up to this point, you may feel that it is just your lot to accept things as they have come to you; as if you have no say in the matter. You may feel that no matter how hard you try you just cannot accomplish your goals, get that raise, find a better job, get along with your spouse or children, loose that extra weight you have been carrying around for so long, quit that habit, or overcome that trial. You may feel down and discouraged, alone, unable or ill equipped to cope with the challenges and trials that seem to be ever rushing after you. You may find yourself questioning why. Why must you at this very moment endure these trials? Why do you have to live in such hardship? Why are these specific trials given to you, especially now when you feel so weak and unequal to the test? Do you feel like the pit is too deep and that you cannot climb out? Is that which you have been asked to carry feel like the weight of the world, or just feel like it is too much for you to carry on your own? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It is in these dark moments, where all seems lost, in the times where we might rather give up, in the hour when we feel that we are being crushed by an unseen force and we are losing sight of what is truly important, it is in that space that we are given POWER. Even the word alone brings an amazing energy with it. Power and weakness cannot occupy the same space. Light and Darkness cannot, love and hate cannot, hope and despair cannot. In the seemingly darkest moments you have been given a gift greater than all the riches in the world, better than even the problem being solved for you…you are given the POWER of Choice. It is with choice that we grow in character, it is CHOICE that strengthens us, it is the POWER of CHOICE that when properly utilized gradually and steadily brings us to where we want to be, becoming who we knew we always were. Choice is the difference between accomplishment and failure; it is the difference between love and fear it is the difference between happiness and sadness. And no one can take this power away from us. We will always have the power to choose. It is a God-given gift to each and every one of us. It is in our weakest moments that we have more power than we understand. It is our power to use as we want to, when we want to and how we want to. It is unlimited.
Originally published on March 31, 2018 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau