Unexpected 02/28/2016

Life is full of surprises.

Whether it’s good, bad, ugly, exciting, or just downright boring. We never know what life is gonna throw at us.

Sometimes it’s worth celebrating and other times we feel like life has just been throwing a bunch of curve balls that we always end up striking out.

I’m a big Disney fan. Disney movies, Disney World even Disney Channel were/are a big part of my childhood. There’s a movie starring Hilary Duff that premiered in 2004. The movie is called ‘A Cinderella Story’. There’s a quote in that movie that has stuck with me ever since watching it, and I still apply it to almost every aspect of my life.

“Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.”

Now to be completely honest I don’t know a thing about baseball, but what I think we all know a lot about is the fear of failing. Whether in family, work, life, or relationships; we as human beings are so scared of rejection. We are so fearful that when opportunities come we are quick to recommend someone else rather than ourselves because we don’t see our own potential. We don’t see the greatness in our own gifts.

So take the chance. Take the risk. You never know what could blossom. Even if you do end up striking out at least you don’t have a chorus of resounding voices saying ‘I could’ve but it’s too late now.’

Don’t let the unexpected turns of life keep you from becoming the best that God has planned for you.