What’s your superpower?
I was struck by a realisation recently with regards to the trials and tribulations that we constantly find ourselves in, that we are looking at the whole thing back to front. As cycles and seasons turn we often recognise the patterns our lives follow and begin to feel let down when the same set of footprints appear to be trampled in what we hoped would be virgin snow or a new chapter of the adventure.
I noticed the amount of posts from friends on my Facebook feed saying 2017 is going to be different and I confess I had a momentary surge of jaded cynicism rise up within me when I remembered the posts from last year… saying the same thing… it quickly receded and was replaced by a sense of appreciation for what has transpired over the last 12 months, fully recognising the familiar patterns for what they were… aspects of my very own superpower waiting to be acknowledged.
My realisation constitutes a simple flip in perspective: begin to see your greatest challenges as a flimsy disguise for your superpowers…
For me, patience seems to be my life long lesson, my bugbear and karmic cross to carry through this lifetime… or so I thought until I flipped the notion and began to understand that my capacity for patience, waiting, endurance and sheer staying power is greater than that of most people I know… The things I’ve waited for in life, many would have (and indeed have) given up on years ago as I continued to believe and still continue to believe… Do I like waiting? Do I hell as like! I’m not particularly gracious at it either; waiting with grace being the very definition of patience… but I am invariably the last one standing in the game.
That’s not a challenge by the way, for any of my friends, acquaintances, clients and colleagues who think that its ok to waste my time on such matters. No indeed, my superpower is closely linked to my faith and my faith to the value of that for which I’m prepared to wait.
So now, using this idea by posing to yourself the question: what is my greatest repetitive challenge in life? Now sift through your history and recollect all the times you were faced with that challenge and survived it beyond the capacity of that shown by those around you.
See, you too are a superhero and now you’ve recognised your power you will never look at those challenges quite the same again and 2017 really can be a better year.
Feel free to leave me a comment on what your superpower is when you recognise it, I’d love to shout out to all the superheroes in my orbit.
Principle 1: I AM God, Principle 3: I AM Human and Principle 4: I AM Truth.
More later… x