Do you know that life is full of obstacles. These are the things that obstruct or hinder the progress of something. Personally, I view obstacles as life’s way of slowing us down or pausing the quick movement of decision making. Many people make rash decisions, and some are life changing ones that can’t always be undone.
Think about it………..have you ever decided to do something, and everything to accomplish it was set in place to go forward, then out of the blue an issue occurred which stopped everything. Your first thought was probably; “why is this happening now?” or “why me?” or “I knew something was going to go wrong.” Don't look at obstacles as something negative, but start pausing for a moment to think about your decision. This is probably happening for a reason, and it's not always to have you doubt your decision. Sometimes this happens to allow you a chance to make a better decision or allow something better to happen to you.
I remember a time when I was in school and applied for one of the popular school clubs. I submitted my application by the deadline, and obtained all the referrals from my teachers for the club. I felt that everything was set in place and all I was waiting for was my acceptance letter. I waited and waited and it never came. I was very sad. I figured they just didn’t pick me, but I never received a letter explaining why. I decided to write the club and ask what I should do to improve my application, because I wanted to apply again next year. To my surprise, I was told they never received it. This was the “obstacle” that caused me not to get in the club. A month later I was nominated for Junior Class President and “I won.” It was my best year in high school.
If the obstacle of my application getting lost never occurred, I would have missed out on being class President. This is why I can honestly say, there are reasons why things happen.
If you have a story to share about an “obstacle” that happened to you, and you were glad it did, please send me a comment.
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