Choose the uncomfortable path

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Do you have specific hopes and desires that you wish to fulfill? (I do!) Do you crave happiness, peace and seek connection with others? (I think we have a lot in common!). How about this: Have you also experienced seasons of uncertainty when you haven’t felt fulfilled, lost some of your hope or didn’t have the peace that you fully needed?

Okay, now I’m raising both of my hands over here! I have experienced countless seasons of uncertainty in my lifetime. Uncertainty causes confusion and also clouds our vision—which makes it very difficult to feel happiness and peace. There is an uneasiness when we are not assured of our next steps in life. It causes us to have to lean forward in faith and believe that ‘what is on the other side’ of our doubt, is what we hope for.

It takes bravery to choose ‘the uncomfortable path.’

When we allow feelings of confusion and unsettlement to direct our next steps, more than likely we will choose to take the path of least resistance. And within that choice, we forgo the opportunity for growth and new found freedom that walking through the uncomfortable places within our life offers.

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If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

(Frank A. Clark)

Rid the notion that assurance in having an exact plan equals your safety, success or even peace.

Today, be open to new ways of thinking. Instead, become intentionally present within the uncomfortable place that you are in. This moment that you are feeling serves a particular purpose. Change ‘your plan’ and let this time of uneasiness run through its course—as if the joyful life that you are seeking depends on it.

Today, be reminded that every obstacle creates opportunity. And every opportunity creates growth. And growth will lead you to your specific hopes, desires, happiness, peace and connection.

Practice standing firm—even when you are uncertain.

When you choose the path that feels uncomfortable, you choose to discover the strength and new perspective that’s needed for the next season of your life.

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  1. Kate
    April 11, 2017, 9:00 EST

    Yes! I’m at a point of life where I have no plans, which is both terrifying and exciting. Thanks for your words 💛

    • MightyD
      November 2, 2016, 11:57 EST

      I wholeheartedly understand! I’m in the midst of a ‘no-plan’ season…..! Let’s ride through this together!

  2. Sharon at creating l
    April 12, 2017, 9:20 EST

    Love this! I have posted something super similar on my blog – it’s so important!

    • MightyD
      April 12, 2017, 9:38 EST

      Sharon! Great to be like-minded! Thanks for sharing. xo~D

  3. Marie Therese
    April 12, 2017, 9:22 EST

    Beautiful message, D! 🙂 Thank you, as always for shining so brightly!

  4. Dedra
    April 18, 2017, 9:43 EST

    Taking the high road, taking the bumpy road, aren’t always the easiest path, in fact, most often the hardest. But, when you cross the finish line, it’s so rewarding!! Great message, D!!

    • MightyD
      April 19, 2017, 7:25 EST

      Thanks so much for your thoughts Dedra! I appreciate you! xo~D

  5. Lauren C. Moye
    April 20, 2017, 1:46 EST

    This is a great line, “Rid the notion that assurance in having an exact plan equals your safety, success or even peace.” Physical safety and success are NEVER guaranteed, but we do try our best to make them that way with our choices.

    • MightyD
      April 20, 2017, 3:04 EST

      Thanks for your comment Lauren! I agree! xo~D