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The Obstacles of Life

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had an inspiring week and are ready to get ready for the week to come! The other day I was thinking about what I wanted to write for this week’s blog. I began to think about how hard it can be to become INSPIRED for our upcoming week if we are staring at a huge obstacle in our path.

First of all, life gets messy and challenging. Sometimes, inspiration and motivation will not come easily. Sometimes it will seem impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel because there is a huge mountain of an obstacle blocking the path.

While we can’t always help the obstacles that come our way; we can choose how we VIEW  our obstacles.

How do you view obstacles?

*As a burden?


*The obnoxious fly, buzzing around your head, that just wont go away?

Or perhaps all of the above. But what if we could view our obstacles like a test? Or to know that a greater reward was behind the obstacle? That would make that obstacle look possible NOT impossible.

Whatever higher power you believe in whether it be religious, spiritual, Jesus or the universe, this power is constantly working in your life. Your higher power is always lining things up for you and making things happen. You have to know, that your higher power would never put anything in your path that you couldn’t handle. But instead sometimes things are put in our path to test our strength and our perseverance.

Joel Osteen says, “Extraordinary people will face extraordinary obstacles”.

This is because our higher power knows what we can handle and also knows the plans in our future. Since we are destined for greatness and we’re created to do powerful things, nothing in life is simply going to come easy.

For example, look at all the great and influential people from history. In any book, documentary or movie about them did it say, “…and everything was so easy and happened in the blink of an eye. The End.” Um, NO! Each has a story of obstacles, problems, challenges and major events they had to overcome. But would they be great if they hadn’t faced that? They wouldn’t.

So when an obstacle comes your way, we need to develop a new mentality. We should think to ourselves, “Wow, something big is waiting for me at the other side of this obstacle. I know I can do this because my higher power knows I can do this. This was put in my path on purpose, not by chance.” If we said this to ourselves, no obstacle would ever overcome us; we would always overcome the obstacle.

After you overcome that obstacle something incredible will be waiting for you. You just have to work hard to get to that point and see. Whenever you feel discouraged, pick up a book or Google one of your idols or one of the many greats of the past. Read their story; look at the struggles they overcame and the rewards that were waiting for them.

For example, I always envision this. I think about my E! True Hollywood Story that I know I will have one day. Whenever life is getting me down or I feel like some of my obstacles are impossible, I simply think of my upcoming segment on E!.  I will simply say to myself that this will make my E! True Hollywood Story better and will make it that much more interesting. Who would want a BORING E! True Hollywood Story? I want one full of triumph and victory. And those triumphs come from obstacles you face and things you have had to overcome in life.

So go out this week with a new and fresh perspective. Whatever obstacle you are facing right now, think how you can overcome it. With every mountain standing in your way, think about what is on the other side. Whenever you feel doubt about your ability to overcome, rest assured that your higher power will always believe in you and knows you can do it. But most important of all, always believe in yourself and the destiny that you are meant to fulfill.

Have a great week!


Quote of the day:

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

-Booker T. Washington


By Ava Wick, a contributing blogger for JenningsWire