Life is like a roadBy
Today’s video is about the state of Fiji’s roads, (please excuse the sound quality when you listen to them), and they remind me of how much our life is affected by “potholes”.
In Fiji virtually every car has bits that are loose or rattly or fallen off, even if they are quite new, because they get such a pounding on the roads.
Well for most of us we have bits that are loose or fallen off because the potholes of life have given us such a pounding.
You see we tend to come with baggage, most of us have things that need to change. HOWEVER when life keeps throwing us rough roads we tend to go into survival mode don’t we?? We aren’t thinking about the finer details we are just trying to survive. Now the problem with that is we become like a Fijian car. We lose control over what gets shaken loose and what falls off. We hand over control of our vehicle to….. THE ROAD!!
And that is a big problem. We are designed to grow and mature by choosing what bits come loose and fall off. By exercising our wills we can decide to work on an area in our lives and make changes that develop us. But when we are fighting for survival our whole mindset changes and we make what are often dumb decisions, or at least potentially dumb ones, because the road is dictating our condition.
I can’t stress enough how damaging this is. My vehicle in Fiji is good by Fijian standards but if I was in NZ it would be straight in for repairs and servicing as so many small things don’t work properly. But in Fiji I have no choice but to let the road dictate things as I cannot get off the road.
But in our lives we can choose to get off the damaged road and start to take control of what we are letting go. Your damaged road may be hatred, unforgiveness, unbearable pain, a destructive addiction like pornography or gambling.
Or it may be more subtle where you have simply become timid or totally gun shy through a bad experience in investing or relationships.
Whatever road is controlling you will be shaking things off you, that is without doubt. The problem is that usually GOOD things are being shaken off and the bad things that need to go get more entrenched.
The first step in understanding this in your own life and doing something about it is to take stock of the road. As you watch the video think about the state of your road. Are your potholes drivable around, or do you drive into them without any certainty of getting up the other side?? Start to think about what your “road of life” is really like and the decide if you are brave enough to call in “Highway Stabilizers” and start to change the quality of your road.
Stay Safe Dean Letfus @ www.massiveaction.co.nz (AKA Dean Leftus @ www.massiveaction.co.nz)
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