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When Life Throws You a Curve

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

You know those days or weeks you can have when you feel like every time you turn around, life is throwing you a curve? All last week I felt like I was been playing a game of dodge ball with multiple unexpected events showing up. We have a choice as to how we can respond in these situations.

The one thing we can expect in life is the unexpected but we somehow get lulled into this belief that everything should go as planned with no surprises. The reality is the unexpected is to be expected because no matter how much we plan, ultimately God is in control and when the unexpected shows up, it's usually for one of three reasons: a course correction, a lesson to be learned or a time for someone's presence in our life to cease because their work is done. I love the saying about people coming into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime - how true!

We have to understand we are on this journey to grow into our fullest potential and that's not going to happen standing still. Change is growth and it means God is working in our lives to make it even better than we could ever imagine. It may mean being uncomfortable for awhile but that is a good thing. They say you are not living life unless you are living at the edge of your comfort zone.

Learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Take time to get quiet and discern what there is to gain from your present circumstances. Is there a lesson to be learned, a new direction you're being urged to take in faith or a time when someone's influence in your life is done and it's time to move on? Accept these things as a natural part of your journey. The moment you do, your eyes will be opened to the bigger picture and while yours is not to understand how all the events and pieces fit together, we can take faith in trusting they all will for our better good!

Action Step:

Start checking in with yourself when you're thrown a curve. How are you reacting? Are you immediately getting negative? Focus your energy in going a layer deeper and see if you begin to feel more at peace with the situation. Ask yourself if there is a lesson to be learned, it's time for a course correction or it's time for someone's presence in your life to take a different direction. Perhaps a new opportunity is present and you're being asked to step into it with complete faith even though circumstances tell you otherwise.

While you may still continue to feel uncomfortable, you'll gain an inner sense that the situation exists for a reason that will ultimately lead you to a better place.

Karen Dunlap is an interior designer, business owner and creator of the Design For Your Success NOW System™, a unique training and coaching program specifically created for design professionals. Using specific strategies and systems, Karen coaches design professionals on how to simplify their business, attract ideal clients and get back to their original passion, designing and decorating.

KMD Interiors, LLC 43283 Thaddeus Lane Lansdowne, VA 20176 p. 571.218.6531 f. 571.333.7641 e. w.

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