It’s important to ponder life from different angles. The details of your circumstances are not the most important thing; what you think about them is. First you think, then you act. A common reaction to change is fear, which can be a paralyzing emotion that adds despair to our lives. If we want to change the trajectory of our lives, we must start by changing the way we think.

When my family arrived in Argentina, we had three different projects that helped us earn a living. Due to changes in the political situation, the dollar skyrocketed, and our projects didn’t survive the economic crisis. So, at age 55 I had to start all over again. The economic wind had changed course, and I needed to adjust my sails to keep navigating, surviving, and growing.

After considering many options, I found my niche and started to develop a new career, then another one, and a couple of years later another one. None of these were in my sights ten years ago. The one thing we can be sure of is that things change.

I continue doing what I really enjoy, while generating enough income for a comfortable lifestyle. I’m now in my mid-sixties and I’m still developing and focusing on my projects with energy and passion. All of this is possible because I pause from time to time to evaluate my priorities and results, and to check my course with God. He is my major associate in this adventure called life, and in my business as well. If it feels right, brings me joy, and I find scriptures to support it, these three factors confirm that I’m on course to a happy destination. If not, I need to make some adjustments.

I learned I cannot direct the wind, but I can set my sails to keep moving forward at a good speed. And if the storm grows stronger and the winds roar and I get frightened, I visualize Jesus stopping the winds, walking on the water, and calling me to follow Him. That’s when I set my sails and keep going no matter what because of who is going before me preparing the way.

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” 1. So, it doesn’t matter how difficult, rough, or inconvenient the situation is, I can be calm, happy, and at peace, choosing a serene navigation with Him at the helm.

  1. Psalm 37:25 NKJV