Sometimes life throws us unexpected curve balls. Moments like these are not my favourites, but they are definitely worth remembering because they have MOLDED me into the person I am today. I cannot say that I have it all together even after all these years of being thrown curve ball after curve ball, but I have found my ‘reset button’ and it helps.
I must confess that I am a huge fan of routines. There are times when my routine goes out of the window and I have to make quick mental adjustments. I have to remember to breathe.
The times when we are forced to deal with situations that are both unexpected and unpleasant … look on the brighter side, this too WILL pass … it may pass like a kidney stone … but it will pass. It may hurt a great deal, but it will pass. Life certainly has its ups and downs, and it’s not always easy to adapt and deal with a situation if you are feeling down. After all, that’s the effect that curve balls have on us. Remember – it’s always temporary.
Managing the fear and after effects of curve balls in life is a slow process. We must be gentle and patient with ourselves. Taking time to treat yourself to something that makes you feel great is wisdom. Curve balls also teach us how to pray and grow into people of strong faith.
Our life is a reflection of the choices we make … choose not to become bitter or angry. Find a way to stay positive. That’s not to say you can’t have a good cry, but know that the strong emotions will pass and life goes on. Five years from now – will this really matter?
Things to watch out for when thrown a curve ball:
- Dead weight … wrong team players
- Bad attitude … disputes
- Unfair dealings … feelings of revenge
- Fear that your life is now becoming a train wreck
- Indecisiveness … doubt and second guessing
- Discouragement … bad reports
- Discontentment … grumbling and murmuring
- Negative thoughts of God … God must be angry with me
How do we move on:
- Lift up your eyes unto the hills (Lord) from whence comes your help.
- Be ready to learn the lessons the curveball has taught you
- Don’t rebel against God. The most valuable player in your life is GOD.
- Choose wise, understanding and respected team players.
- Minimize regrets by carefully selecting wise counsel
- Real integrity is doing the right thing in a difficult situation
- Overcome fear by controlling your thoughts. The ONLY thing in life that we can control is our thoughts.
- As long as you can think – your HOPE is kept alive
- Thriving to please God should be our number one priority
- Trust the Lord wholeheartedly. He has the road map to our lives. Our destination is secure with Christ
- Walk closely with God so you can hear IF He gives new orders. Stay tuned into His airwaves.
- DON’T FORGET TO CLAP YOURSELF.