Day 159: Certainly, You Are Not A Product Of Your Circumstances
“Were it not for the bank loan, I would be so far ahead”. “The economy is terrible.” “Covid-19 is bringing me down.” You may have used such a statement or heard it from other people. Were it not for….I would be far ahead, it goes like that. You/they blame the circumstances for the condition you/the are in. It happens all the time.
If you want to know if you are blaming circumstances for the condition you are in, check your mindset first thing in the morning when you wake up.Do you say, “Good Lord, it is another morning!” or do you say, “Good morning, Lord! Effective and brave people look for what they want in life instead of staring grudgingly at what they have.
The saddest reference I have read is by Adam responding to his creator as documented in , He said (as writtent in Gen 3:12-13 ESV), “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” What a way to blame others! I am not sure if God would have acted differently if Adam and Eve accepted responsibility and asked for forgiveness. Maybe He would have forgiven them.
It feels okay to be blame circumstances for everything bad thing that happens in our lives, I mean it is so easy. But, there also could be something else that could be responsible for our own inneffectiveness, our inaction, our mindset and our fear among others. We rarely or never want to be responsible for these factors.
While you cannot change where you were born, you can change where you live.
While you cannot change who your parents were, you can choose who your teachers and role models are.
While you cannot change the fact that you were born blind, deaf, mute, or with any kind of physical disability, you can surely change how you think about it.
Most people accept their circumstances for what they are. Instead of acknowleding the truth that they have some control over them. The ability to change how we think about them. If you do not like your circumstances, you can change them, accept them or find power in them.
For example, if you do not like where you live, you can move to a different place. If this is impossible, you can accept where you live and focus on other aspects of your life there. You could focus on the environment and notice that the cost of living is lower there and thus is enabling you save. Find power in your environment and you may discover that it could be a great place to initiate a small business.
Do not be a victim and believe that you are a product of your circumstances. This will make you give up any hope for your future.