Life is full of daily choices you get to make.
Some choices are easy.
Some choices are hard.
Some will test you.
Some will show your character.
Choices help you to DEFINE who you are.
You will learn from the consequences of your choices whether they were - Right OR Wrong.
Many situations in life will present you with the opportunity to take what is called “the high road”. This is the moment where you realize that in order to move forward in a situation you must relinquish the desire to make your point of view understood. In emotional situations, this will be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make when all your emotions are begging you to do the opposite.
I have been presented with the choice to take the high road many times; primarily within relationship situations. The difficulty with close relationships is that when a conflict arises you naturally will want to discuss it with great passion to explain your view. So taking the high road can be a challenge. Here are a few lessons I have learned when it comes to conflicts within a close relationship:
Then there are times when you know that no matter how many times you revisit the subject, your point is just not getting across. That person will just never see it; no matter how gentle you try to explain it. So this presents you with the opportunity to stick to your guns and continue the conversation until your point is accepted OR better yet, you could take the “high road” and let it go?
We are human.
Emotions give us our passion and strength against the negative.
Taking the high road and letting a situation just be is very tough for most people. It is in our nature to survive and thrive, and doing what it takes to ensure that is happening, including winning every argument.
Walking away from a situation knowing that you are leaving it in god’s hands is a show of faith.
By not continuing a disagreement you are allowing spirit to work on your behalf. It may take some time and you may never see THAT exact situation resolved in your favor but your sign of understanding and rising above the negativity will be rewarded. Other situations will present themselves and you will recognize the reward and most of the time it will be with the person you walked away from.
It takes a lot of dignity, faith, and strength to take that road-alone. But I can say that it does get easier with each time you do it. And you become proud of yourself for how well you handled each situation when you were presented the opportunity to take the high road.
When you know in your heart you need to stop and walk away you are making a choice that is helping you define your future. You are writing a new chapter on how you will be treated and how you treat others.
Each walk in life is individual. The choices are yours, and once you have chosen, that’s when you will feel the support from above that will walk with you down, what may seem like a lonely road here on earth. But know- God would not ask you to walk alone. God is right beside you helping you to see the positive down the road.
Much Love and Strength.