Life Is Not A Straight Line

expectations-vs-reality-300x214Life is not a straight line. There are twists, turns, bumps, slip-ups. You may fall into dark, deep holes and get trapped. Get up, dust yourself and move on.

Life is not a straight line. Amidst its curvatures, trust your journey, appreciate your struggles, pick the broken pieces and learn to lift others; we rise by lifting others.

The pain would visit; trepidation would take a seat; it would teach and tear you apart but don’t let it overstay its welcome.
Don’t downplay your choices.  Your life is a reflection of the choices you make which could either make or break you. Choices are stepping stones to a better life.

Life is not a straight line. Get rid of old skins, start thinking, stop procrastinating, change your mindset. The mind is a battlefield; we must be decisive, lest we are defeated by our enemy.

Break out of that self-imposed prison. There is more to life than being locked up and being miserable for the rest of your life. Set yourself from those handcuffs,  look though the eyes of faith and step into your breakthrough. Don’t be a whiner but a refiner and purifier of souls. A refiner’s fire doesn’t destroy indiscriminately like a forest fire.

Life is not a straight line. Design your life and make it as beautiful as ever. Don’t live a trap of selfishness that it takes people away from you; be selfless and relentless in all your dealings.

Life is not a straight line. It would be easier if there were more hugs than tugs of war. If there were cuddles and huddles rather than trying to burst someone’s bubble.

Written by; Affiong Ene-Obong

Affiong Ene-Obong is a writer, artist and blogger. She holds a Law degree from Babcock University. She’s a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, and a member of the Sea View Poetry Club. Her first book,’ A Life Called Forever’ is a collection of inspirational poetry beautifully written to inspire, impact and transform lives. 

Follow us:

[wp-svg-icons icon=”facebook-2″ wrap=”i”] LifegivaDotCom  [wp-svg-icons icon=”instagram” wrap=”i”]  @LifegivaDotCom   [wp-svg-icons icon=”twitter-2″ wrap=”i”]  @LifegivaDotCom BBM  C0043C2A1  [wp-svg-icons icon=”mail” wrap=”i”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


About author


Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
Related posts

7 Morning Routines to Have a Great Day

Many times, we do not realise that our morning routines set the tone for the rest of our day. A…
Read more

Making the Right Friends: 4 Tips to Apply Today

None of us were created to live in isolation, yet making the right friends can be hard. Without an…
Read more

Our Creative Abilities Matters to God: Grace and Grit

From time immemorial and in every culture, creative work or creativity has always been an object of…
Read more
Become a Lifegiva

Get the laest articles, merch deals, personal Q&As, behind the scenes, unmissable news about Lifegiva and more!

Sign up for our Newsletter for new blog posts, tips & freebies. Let's stay updated!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *