Detour – A roundabout or circuitous way or course, especially one used temporarily when the main route is closed
Definition provided by Webster’s Dictionary
We’ve all come across them.
They confuse and frustrate us, leaving us scrambling to find our way home. They force us to take new paths of unfamiliar territories in our quest of the final destination. They are unavoidable, and a major component of the journey itself.
They are detours, which we will continue to encounter while traveling the road of life.
Detours are designed to challenge us. Their sole purpose is to test our strength, will, and determination. They make things difficult for us, forcing us to persevere.
Once faced within detours, it is up to us to find a way.
Changes are a part of life. While we have control over certain changes we choose to make, various external changes are beyond our control.
Instead of resisting changes while self-wallowing, it is imperative that we accept the changes. We must use them to our advantage, embracing the resulting challenges we face.
The path is not supposed to be straight. If it was, it wouldn’t be worth traveling.
The journey is not supposed to be simple. If it was, it wouldn’t be worth taking.
Life is not supposed to come easy. If it did, it wouldn’t be worth living.