Two days ago, I woke up to the sound of raindrops against my window. The sun was shining the previous day, so the change in weather was unexpected. I commute to work with the train and immediately I began to think about being at work in wet clothes.
I arrived at work, dripping wet as expected. My colleague asked me why I did not run because if I had run, I would not have been wet. I did not reply. I could not at the time because my mind was all over the place.
The rain represented the storms in our lives and this was an unexpected storm. How many of these unexpected storms do we encounter? We have different ways of facing these storms. Some run from the storm, some walk through the storm and some run through the storm.
Those who run from the storm will not learn the lesson that they were supposed to take from the storm. Those who walk through the storm will become wet and eventually learn from the storm. The lesson from walking through the storm will enable them to face the next phase of life. Those who run through the storm will also become wet but will miss out on some element of the lesson along the way. Yes, they will go through to the next phase but not fully prepared for the next phase because they rushed through the storm.
I thought that whether I walked or ran, there would have been no difference, I still would have been wet, maybe not that much but wet is wet. I still had to walk through the rain to get to work.
Whatever unexpected storm is thrown on our way, we have a choice, either to run from it and learn nothing, run through it and miss out on a opportunity along the way, or walk through it and receive the full opportunity when arriving at our destination.
Sometimes it is necessary to take a walk in the rain and get wet in order to progress to the next phase of life.
Guest Blogger Post: Charlz