CIRCUMSTANCES: Many times in our lives it seems that circumstances are absolutely piled high against or sometimes in favor of us. We all wonder sometimes if we have any personal control of our destiny at all. Many in the Christian Religion believe that it is at times like this we relied on our faith and trust in God to get through these circumstances. I suggest that there are three different choices you can make when faced with circumstances, no matter which side of the board, (positive or negative) those circumstances are stacked.
1. You can choose to accept the past and remain there
2. You can choose to embrace the present and be there
3. You can choose to look expectantly towards the future
Now I know which of these three I try to always choose, but let's look at each choice and see the reasoning behind the choices.
If you choose the "accept and remain in the past" you are saying that nothing you or anyone else can do will change what has happened and you will forget all of your goals, dreams and desires for life and wallow in your own self pity.
If you "embrace the present and fully be there" then you see no chance of improving your situation and you don't even want to consider playing the "What If" game. You realize the past is gone and forgotten but you discount how you can improve your future.
If you choose to "look expectantly towards the future" then even when you make mistakes today or have made them in the past, you are still free to choose to change your situation and improve your possibilities for tomorrow. You can live life to the fullest possible potential. Even when you make more mistakes or stumble you still know that you control your destiny tomorrow and that your future is still able to happen as you want it.
My plan is to trust my past as experience, live in the present, but always commit to looking expectantly towards the future. Every day I experience the joy of watching how my future plans are coming along and how my past experiences are valuable in helping me correct my path forward. Even in the toughest times, I know that I enjoy that life transforming miracle of tomorrow. What about you? How do you choose to live your life? You do have a choice you know. These are my thoughts on this subject, what are yours?