Obstacles and Barriers

Posted: December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized
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How do you combat these?

These have been thrown at me from every angle. They never stop.

Just when I think things are getting better, some obstacle is placed in front of me. Either physically or emotionally. Physical ones can be ‘shifted’ or ‘fixed’. Emotional obstacles are a little more difficult.

I just found out today that my departure from NZ has been ‘delayed’. Through no fault of my own. Now this is great news for my whanau, but financially no so good for me. Major Obstacle. It has left me frustrated and disappointed as you can well imagine. But I am reminded of the quote “when life throws you lemons – make lemonade”, I tried this before, didn’t really work out that well. Turned into a liquid, soapy bubbly substance that fast a lot like sunlight liquid. So you can see why I am frustrated.

Then along come two friends. One I had not seen for a while and another who I worked with. AW has been a good friend of mine for a few years now. We have had some wonderful personal discussions over the years. Today we met up for lunch. She had mentioned we should catch up before I left. I didn’t think we would, purely because I know how busy she is. So for her to fit me in really meant a lot to me. We went and had lunch and had another great conversation about where both of us was heading this year. She shared and listened and I shared an listened.It was, I feel, exactly what both of us needed. Maybe she knew that? Or maybe it just happened to be a coincidence? But in the past few weeks most things have happened for a really good reason. JW has been another friend who has been in and out of my life over the past few years. We met at TC. I had shared a link for my blog with her a few weeks back and asked her to read it and let me know what she thought. It had taken a while  but she finally replied. Her thoughts where perfect timing for me. She had/has been through a similar ordeal but is further along time wise. her words were healing words. Words that I needed to read, just like my conversation with AW. I truly believe that God, again, wanted to see how I would react to further obstacles and barriers being placed in front of me. Then, happy with my redaction, giving me two amazing voices of support and comfort in AW and JW. Wonderful thought.

As I now adjust to waiting even longer than anticipated my resolve is strengthened. I know now that I will forever have that support from my friends and whanau AND God has my back regardless of what my mind and emotions may tell me sometimes. Gotta keep my head up and be thankful.

  1. adamreid83 says:

    Hi Darryl,

    Alegra sent me the link to your blog and mentioned some about your movement in life towards a different person. I was really touched by what she had mentioned and I don’t think there are enough personal movements towards improvement. So I hope you won’t mind my joining your journey.

    It is amazing how fate/God tends to send us exactly what we need so unexpectedly. One of my personal mantras is that things will always work out, just never the way I expected or hoped. And often times, it leads to something even better. It doesn’t make me feel better to know this or make the unanticipated barriers any easier, but it does at least round the edges a little.

    I hope that this delay brings with it something to make it worthwhile.

    • Kia Ora Adam,

      First off thanks! I really appreciate you following my blog. It means a lot. Just having that extra support out there in the universe helps me keep my resolve. My journey so far has been tough, as you can see from my posts, but having an audience keeps that pressure(positive pressure) to keep focussed.

      I too have believed for a long time that things will “always” work out, at the time you are reminding yourself of this it never feels like it will. I hope that this delay is going to lead to something positive too.

      Thanks again for your reply Adam. Hope 2012 is good to you!

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