As I walked down the gravel road by our family cabin this past weekend, I watched the water from the spring thaw flow down the side of the road. Along the way, fallen limbs blocked the flow of water and I watched as the water found the path of least resistance.
In life, it may appear to be easier to take the path of least resistance. To stay with the status quo. As we push up against barriers, we have choices to make. If we are struggling with anxiety, for example, and the negative thoughts continue to take control, we could allow this because it’s easier to keep thinking the same way than it is to change. When we choose to be positive we must be persistent. We must keep pushing forward.
When we reach a barrier, we need to remember to look around for strength, support, love and encouragement from our family and friends. Ask for help when we need it. And, most importantly, recognize that God is with us always. Guiding us through good and bad. Helping us to see the strength we already have inside us.
When we break down a barrier, we bravely stand on top of the fallen limb as if we were on the top of a tall mountain. We hold our arms high saying, “I did it! I pushed through!” Every barrier we break down, no matter how large or small requires much celebration because we persevered. We had courage. We succeeded.
Be positive. Push through resistance you face in your life. Be realistic with your goals and recognize you will find the peace you deserve.
Sending you love and blessings,