Many people struggle with the roller coaster of life’s emotions. For some, it’s hard to be motivated or stay focused on priorities. For others, emptiness of losing a loved one takes its toll. Yet, others deal with life situations as if life itself were simply a walk in the park. I know I am personally at a crossroads in my life as far as my career is concerned. As a business consultant, I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge and I still have the ability to provide tremendous value to my clients. But, when the job no longer satisfies your life’s passions, or when the job simply becomes a job, that is a leading indicator that it is time for change. Which brings me to this week’s photo challenge, which is to post a photo that means “horizon.”
The photo below is of a thunderstorm that blew swiftly through the Teton range during our vacation there this summer. I can tell you that this thunderstorm on the horizon passed us, but it was surely approaching someone else, just like all the storms of life. With career changes, storms on the horizon are sure to come and go. We all have the ability to deal with them and we all deal with the storms of life differently. Personally, I leave the tough stuff to God to help me deal with storms on the horizon. He never gives you more than you can handle.
He also provides us with more clear blue skies and calm blue waters than dark tumultuous skies and choppy waters as the second photo I took in the Tetons indicates. But it also indicates peaks and valleys are farther on the horizon. So as you are looking to your horizon to see what’s coming your way, don’t forget to realize the experiences and lessons learned from the previous storm. How much damage was done? Are you living within your means? Are you treating your neighbors as yourselves? Do you know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there? Does your life need better balance and can you escape once in a while to actually see the horizon? Are you leaving enough margin in your day to appreciate all the blessings you have?
Have you found your “Inspiration Point” that will allow you to see out into the future? Climb over those mountains you have placed before yourself. Make the changes that are necessary to fulfill your happiness. Do something that truly makes a difference. Worried about the storms? They’ll blow by.