Monday, September 10, 2012
So far, nothing has changed on the job front and that is all the blog time I will give to it, it isn't worth any more discussion than that. Now for the good stuff....
I have been taking alot of inventory of the things I am thankful for and the positives in my life and that is what I have been dwelling on. Taking thought of all the good things is like medicine to a worry-sick soul. Why is it that the first thing that gets discarded in a situation are the very things that bring empowerment and reinforcement? What is it about human nature that drives a people over the proverbial cliff like so many mindless lemmings and causes us to pass over the things that bring strength in time of need?
I suppose that question has been asked millions of times.
Last night I thought about all of the scrapes I have been in and how my family and I have been brought through, sometimes in a way that is akin to Moses parting the Red Sea. As hard as it is to do, I choose not to live in fear. It drains and disables me from making the best choices that, in the end, will affect how we do if and when the time comes. As a leader of my home, I cannot afford such self defeating and reckless behavior. To every thing there is a time and a season for every purpose under heaven. Even the strongest of soldiers need to go somewhere and let it all out, but then there is a time to reload your clip and lock n load.
That time is now.
I got back on my bike yesterday. I would love to say that it was like a reunion with an old friend. Mentally, I felt estranged and out of the game. My faithful bike was a distant lover.
This is where a saying that came to me a long time ago when I first started this journey applied.
Success depends on what you do when the woo hoo is all through.
Empowerment comes, not as a result of "riding the tide", of surfing a wave of driving motivation that carries you to your goal. There have been those times for sure and its awesome when it happens. Rather, empowerment comes from getting the job done when every thought and feeling screams at you to the contrary.
After 30 minutes, I had a good ride.
Time to "rinse, lather, repeat" until the momentum builds.
Today, I am empowered.