Who are you?

masksDo you even know? Are you wearing a mask,hiding your real self behind some form of Political Correctness, religious zeal, or any number of other reasons people act the way they act? Or…is that the real you? Am I mistaken in believing you can be better than this?

No, I am not mistaken. I know we all are capable of better….I know we all are able to live our best life yet!  It is just that I don’t think you have gotten the message yet. I don’t think the good news has reached you. I think you are still hiding under that mask…thinking it is your place to judge, your place to criticize, your place to police the world.  I don’t think you have heard the news that there is someone greater than all of us whose job that is.

Not yours….

So take off the mask and find your authentic self. The one who is comfortable enough in their own soul to just be them and let God worry about the rest.

Why? Because it is easier to live a life on purpose when we stop worrying about what Mr and Mrs so and so are doing in their backyard and start being more concerned about our own walk and the example we are living!

But then this is my opinion, you do not have to agree, I live by a few good (to me) rules, a few of them being……

1)Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, 2) Every situation is a lesson, treat it that way; welcome it and the teacher as the gift it truly is, 3) I have a choice in everything; my reactions, my words, my fears, etc…….

Am I perfect? By no means! I am a work in progress, and that is OK. I will be a work in progress until the day I go home.

Always changing, forever growing, and loving every minute of it!

A Fork In The Road

When will you reach your fork in the road? Or have you already? I have. Would you like to know what I learned from my fork?

We all, as adult human beings, have been given the ability……no, the privilege, of choices.  Some of us choose to not believe that….we are fond of saying things such as ” They made me do it” or ” it was not my fault” or one of the many other phrases that we use when describing how it is that we were not in control of a situation….that there was someone else to blame for the choices we made, the situation or life that we have.
While I understand, because it is not that long ago that I was one of those people who looked to blame anything but me….. I know now that is not the case, that these excuses, yes excuses, are nothing but that…. an excuse! I now know that I am the one who makes the choices in my life. Yes, at times, others may have influence over how hard or easy a choice is to make….but ultimately, it is me that makes the choice.

Sometimes…..accepting that you have the ability to say no..or yes….is harder than just burying your head and moving through the fog until another sun rises on a yet another day. I know….for some, this is a hard prospect. We can’t do it alone…we need each other and we need faith. Faith in God. With God all things are possible.

I guess that fork in the road can be something different for each person….this is what it was for me. I chose to take the road that lead to learning how to make choices in my life for what I really wanted and what I really felt was beneficial for all involved. The result? A lot of growth! And I realized the blocks I had put on my own personal road to success and I have been systematically removing those roadblocks ever since.

So yes…at times we will find ourselves at a fork in the road. A time to make a choice, a decision. Which road will you take?  One road leads to self reliance, self esteem and success in life( remember…success is different for everyone.)  And the other road? The other road leads to blocks….frustration…..lack of growth…..