Tuesday, February 15, 2011

An Exit an Entrance

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Do you feel like you have nowhere to turn? Does it seem like you keep hitting road blocks?

I have good news for you. 
It's never too late. Your road in life never truly ends. There is always time to find your way out. 

Don't give up. 

Sometimes it may seem like it's easier to give up in the face of hardship, to back down to challenges, to surrender without a fight. But where does that get us in life? If we are too scared to face our fears, to take on challenges, to risk everything... we will never achieve anything worth living for. I love the picture above for several reasons.
1. I always think of an "exit" as leading to a final destination- it's cool to think that it could be leading you to something more, something exciting and new.
2. It is optimistic, inspiring, and REAL.

Sometimes I think that these emotional pick-me-ups and inspirational photos can be too staged, too perfect, and too cliche. There is something different about this picture though.. something so real. I can really connect with it, and I use it to help me realize that an exit doesn't really have to mean the end.

Do you feel like you are at the end? Do you feel like everything is spiraling out of control and your life is going by with just a passing glance. I encourage you to take control, grab the reigns, and take advantage of the time you have. And always remember this, it is not always where you end up that is important.. it's how you get there. 

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18



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