WHEN THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
Our lives are like roads, sometimes smooth and plain and sometimes with bumps, turns and twists, uneven, unsteady and uncertain. The winding road of our life is as much as hazardous as the tortuous path cutting through the mountains’ top down through the valley. The jumping heart in our mouth explains the unexpected and unthinkable happening so effortlessly, uninterrupted.
How do we face the challenges of our lives?
Few years ago I was trapped between the devil and deep blue sea. The sudden course of event which changed in the wink of an eye left me numbed with fear and intimidation. The only option apparent before my eyes was “Death”. There was no escape.
The decision in seconds “to trust God in good and bad” determined the future watches of my life. It was feeling and the peace which touched my heart right in the midst of “death” which made me see the difference how we can fall in the guise of dangers and can give away the mustard seed of faith.
The pain in our world is inevitable. It could be in the form of Tornado in Oklahoma or the persecution of Rohingya minority in Burma, the painful catalogue of minorities in Pakistan and the unending trails and troubles of our daily life. The only option which can determine our strength is our “attitude” to deal with these life-changing events in our life.
In my point of view, two things are likely to happen when we face the unforgettable moments of our lives. Either we grow in faith after such horrendous events which encounter us or we totally give in and shut ourselves which will later determine the tracks of our lives. Sometimes for good and most of times we end up even in bigger issues of life.
“Our attitude will determine our altitude.”
How many times do we start complaining when the “rubber hits the road” and going gets tough when we wail about the bad happening to us and start pinning the blame to someone we know or someone we have some vague ideas about i.e. God
It is very easy and readily option we have when we are hit with the challenges. Of course I do not mean to belittle the pains, trauma, agony and bereavement of those who are caught up in such situation however, their attitude to brave such event can either lighten their burden or they will even be more burdened and downed by the pain for the rest of their lives.
The nature of the road is this – it is always unexpected. There are always, twists, turns, bumps and sharp ends. We need to be ready to face the challenges which the dear life throws us. Of course we can never be winners when battling with the giants of nature but the little impact of how we take these challenges can make lot of impact in the bigger scheme of things.
When the rubber hits the road and going gets tough- be sure that you attitude towards your challenge will either make you or break you – The choice is yours.