In Others’ Words: Unexpected Setbacks
Of course, things kind of spun out of my control yesterday.
And there’s the truth of it: I made the mistake of thinking I had the day all under control, hemmed in, thanks to my all powerful To Do list.
Yeah, that’ll do it.
Not in the plan: falling down, with sound effects no less — something like SNAP, CRACKLE, CRUNCH — as my foot folded underneath me. Laying on the floor and thinking, “This is bad” and hoping that I wouldn’t throw up.
Yeah. It hurt that much.
The rest of the day was out of my control. Let’s just say, nothing’s broken, but torn ligaments are pretty painful. And I won’t be racking up 7 miles a day walking anytime soon.
Do I like these circumstances that I, um, fell into? Nope.
But can I find value and fulfillment in them?
I guess that choice is up to me, isn’t it?
I could play a round of the “It could be worse” game. Yes, that’s true — and that is also not the point. This is where I am. This is what I’m dealing with. The question is: do I believe that there are new and positive possibilities to be discovered in this unexpected setback?
I have a choice: I can grumble, complain, worry . . . and none of that is going to help me or anyone else. I believe it’s okay to be honest. I do not like this. At all. But I am not parking my brain there. I am going to trust that God is in even this … and look for the positive possibilities.
I’ll keep you posted.
In Your Words: When have you discovered new, positive possibilities in unexpected setbacks? I’d love to hear your stories today!
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