|Unstoppable forces meeting immovable objects...|
Two things happen when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object: They either harmonize to create something of intense beauty, or they destroy everything in their wake.
I have come to realize in recent days that it is my role, right here, right now, these days past and these days moving forward, to be an unstoppable force. Trouble is, I have come up against two immovable objects…and this fight isn’t what I anticipated when I set sail on the winds of change over 52 days ago.
With one object, destruction is the only outcome. With the other, I see something beautiful and hopeful rising from the pits of despair. While it seems as though my fork in the path of my road should be clear, it isn’t. And it isn’t clear because these two immovable objects are interconnected. By hurting one, I harm the other, risking the potential for hope lost, of destroying something beautiful hidden under the surface. I suppose that even an unstoppable force has to sometimes retreat, to lick her wounds, restructure and try again.
So that is what I do.
And while I try to grab ahold of some of the simple joys and pleasures in life these days, to cling to the hope and abundance the holidays bring, I admit…it is more difficult some days than it is on others. Yet on the days I consider giving up the fight and just accepting that this is my life now, I am reminded of one simple, perfect truth: If I don’t do this, who will? And I know that nothing worth having is easy to get….
So I get up, I brush myself off and I fight on, in my way, in mine time at my speed. And I sit back and watch as things fall into place almost exactly the way I think they are supposed to.
I’m learning how to walk by faith these days, not sight. And while giving up control is a challenging journey for me, it’s one I continue to chip away at…just because I believe in something bigger than me.
Because when your focus shifts to creating something beautiful out of the ashes, instead of making more ashes, you’ve already won.
So, take a stab at this one for me dear readers, What do you imagine happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
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