If you take a look around you, at the life you’re living, this is of your making. You have perfectly designed the life you live every day, as it is the result of your challenges, choices, and consequences.
If you are not liking your life so much, then all you have to do is change it. You. I know, you can find 100 other people, circumstances, or things to blame, but the truth is, you’ve allowed all those things to be present and have power over you.
Nothing can have power over you unless you allow it because you are a mighty child of God, with all the rights of sacred royalty bestowed upon you, all yours for the asking, but you continue to play small. You think of yourself as a victim of life, when all the while you are the child of the Creator. What if you create your world?
As a child of the Creator, you have all the power to create anything you want. Your world, the world you step into every day is of your design. You have chosen the geographic location of your life. You have orchestrated all the players, invited them to play in your world, and have settled into the character you play.
In this role that you have set up for yourself, you face certain challenges and make decisions based on your character’s profile. You enjoy the results of the choices your character makes, or suffer the consequences, and this is all the result of you, and the part you chose to play in your terrestrial play. Your life is the result of the choices you make.
As the playwright of your life, you can choose a new life, rewrite your part completely, if you so choose. You can change the set, the geographic location, and all the players to better suit the life you’d like to live.
Will it be perfect? It depends on what your definition of perfect is. To me, the perfect life is not too safe or stagnant. It comes with plenty of opportunities for growth and expansion (challenges), for myself, and the other players in my world. I want to experience the full spectrum of what this life has to offer.
Every now and then, you need to make adjustments to your story and the cast. Some cast members which you had faith in to play out their roles provided lackluster performances. Just like in any long-lasting teleplay, sometimes you have to change the cast up a bit to breathe new life into the property.
Ask yourself, is it time to sit back and review a vulnerable and honest director’s cut of your project?
You will know when it’s time to change it up, and if you’re not paying attention, your viewers and sponsors will let you know. They will either start complaining or start pulling away taking their resources with them.
“Fine,” you might say, “Who needs them,” because you’re committed to your project the way it is. Another challenge, followed by your choice, which may come with consequences.
Sometimes, you’re so focused on the details of your life, the interaction with the cast and crew, all the necessary details, lighting, locations, props, and shots, that you forget to take a look at your project from the lot, or better yet, an aerial view.
Getting a different perspective of your project from another point of view, reviewing the stats, reading the reviews, getting input from outside sources about your project, maybe even considering new sources of funding, could set your project on an award-winning trajectory.
It’s amazing what little adjustments can be made which can change everything drastically. A one or two percent change in straight-line trajectory from Seattle’s airport will result in landing in either New York or Orlando. That’s a huge change from a small adjustment.
When you make adjustments, some will be small and less significant, while others may include a total re-write and all new characters. And the time may come when you walk away from a project altogether because it does not serve you. This may be the case if you’ve allowed yourself to play small in someone else’s project.
I know what it feels like to have your character overwhelmed with thoughts, like, “My life has been so awful,” when you think, “Things couldn’t get worse,” then they do. When you’ve lost all hope and nothing seems to go right.
No one is more keenly qualified to step into your role as the sacred director of your own life. Make yours the best story ever.
If stepping directly into the director’s seat is too much to ask, then maybe just reviewing your life as a 2-hour YouTube video might be a good start. You might discover that you are the reluctant hero in your story.
If you need a hand, we are here for you.
Challenges, choices, and consequences? Your life is the result of the choices, challenges, and changes that you make.
Start making changes.
You got this.