Sometimes we lose direction to find our way. Grace brings us back stronger than before. In fact, what feels like a wrong turn might be just what you need to find your way. Many circumstances are beyond your control. Even so, you have control over how you respond. God is ultimately in control of the outcome. If life takes you down a rough road, hold on tight. You’ll get through the ride, stronger than before.
At the start of a new year, the tendency is to reflect on where we are compared to where we thought we would be. Perhaps we made a list, and it’s time to assess how well we did. Maybe we've had the same mental list for years, and it never went further than our thoughts. Whatever the case, the start of the new year gives us another chance to try. If life throws a curveball, handle it with grace. Adapt and adjust. Always stay in the game. Don't let today's challenge steal tomorrow's vision. Hold on to hope.
Imagine you’re running late for work. You get to the office in a rush. You’re close to the elevator when you drop a piece of paper. Others behind you are running late as well. Looking back, you catch a glimpse of the crowd. What happens if you stop abruptly to pick up the piece of paper you dropped? If others are rushing behind you, it’s likely you’ll bump into someone. If there’s a wall, you might just hit the wall.
What do you do when circumstances are against you? Do you fold under pressure or get back up and stand tall. Life throws curveballs. Learn to handle them with grace. If able to adapt and adjust, you’ll always stay in the game. It can be a challenge to go against the grain. But when life pushes you down, take a stand. Never lower your standards to fit in. Always raise the bar, and you’ll stand out.
Lay the groundwork for a vision that goes beyond yourself. You'll have the determination to press forward when things don't quite go as planned. Unexpected challenges may tempt you to give up, but don't give in. You have what it takes. If life takes you down a rough road, hold on tight. You'll get through the ride stronger than before. Make a way where there seems to be no way. Don't go down a beaten path. Pursue purpose. Pave your own path.