Have you ever been frustrated? Ya..me too. I can remember a time early in my career (I had been out of school for maybe 2 years) where I was selected to be on a panel coined 'the young guns of chiropractic' (super cheesy--yes). We were put on a panel at a national chiropractic convention and given 5 minutes to speak our fire about why we loved being a chiropractor.
The doctor who ran on stage in front of me was highly known in our profession, a powerhouse motivator and a polished speaker. I was not. He came running off the stage to a standing ovation and fists pumping. I was up next...I walked to the center stage and froze. I'm talking nothing came out of my mouth. I raised my hand and screamed "family" and walked off stage (all in under 10seconds) to an awkward golf clap applause. I was crushed, humiliated and embarassed---AND SWORE THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. I wasn't ready. I hadn't had the experience needed to succeed in that environment.
Looking back...it was a blessing and I'm grateful that I got to look like a moron in front of some of the most highly respected chiropractors in the world. I have come to learn that we must be grateful for every step in the climb of life....not only when we reach the stage.
As God has promised--the blessing at the top is already prepared...you however may not be prepared for the blessing. A perfect example is if you were to give a 7 year old the keys to the car and send them to get groceries...that would end up in tragedy--because they aren't prepared yet. The car (blessing) is there...but the child hasn't gone through the proper steps of life.
Wherever you are...KNOW there is a blessing for you. KNOW that it is waiting to put you on that stage. Your role...keep punching, preparing and winning the day---every damn day;)
YOU DEFINE YOU!
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