When I was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2012, my entire world seemed to change in a matter of minutes. I went from thinking I was seemingly healthy to having the face the reality that I had cancer.
My life quickly switched courses. I could no longer focus on the things that were once fighting for my attention. I had to completely shift direction so that I could successfully walk the path in front of me.
Direction is defined as, “the line or course on which something is moving or is aimed to move or along which something is pointing or facing.” In my case, my life was moving in the direction of life or death and the power to choose was in my hands.
Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” The sad truth is that very few people actually take the time to sit and evaluate their life. If we aren’t honest with ourselves about where we are, we will never get to where we want to go.
I began the journey of evaluating my life and focusing in on what mattered the most to me. What did I need to adjust or change to move in the direction I most desired, which was to live?
Paul says in Philippians 3:13, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” I had to forget about the things that were pulling me in a direction that I didn’t want to go and focus on the things that helped me move in my desired direction.
I want to encourage you to take a moment to evaluate your life. Evaluate the people you surround yourselves with and the way you spend your time. Ask yourself, “What direction are these choices moving me towards?” Be brave enough to make the changes you need to make in order to move towards your goals. You are worth it.