Have you ever tried walking down the aisle as a part of a wedding entourage?
Is it just me or do you sometimes imagine how uncomfortable it would feel like walking down the aisle?
I did. It felt awkward. But above all, it was also satisfying in the same way.
What I’m about to share with you is not about being a part of a wedding entourage. Well, almost but not quite! It’s something peculiar.
Allow me to share my story…
I was attending a wedding one time.
Talk about people walking down the aisle!
I was busy and all smiles seeing my friends marched. And then, the unexpected thing happened!
I felt as if somebody’s tapping my back. The next thing I heard shocked me!
“We need your help”, said the wedding coordinator. “One of our wedding sponsors couldn’t make it today. Could you partner one of our sponsors as she walks down the aisle to the altar?”
I was taken aback.
When your thoughts become things
Wait, what?? Did I just have these thoughts earlier?
“Wasn’t I too young to be one of the wedding sponsors??”, I whispered.
But I had to make a quick decision. Guess what?
I said yes anyway!
Off we lined up!
This little voice in my head was telling me.
“Hey March, you’re coming from the place of help, so this shouldn’t feel so awkward!”
Or was I just trying to compose myself? It didn’t matter anyway. Either way, I had to get it going.
As I took our tiny steps to the altar, I could see people taking pictures.
“Why are these people all eyes on us??!”
Making that every step was a struggle because I felt I was into this spotlight.
But I had to move my feet. One step at a time.
Until we made it to the altar as if nothing happened.
Ahhhh, that was one of a kind experience!
And then it dawned on me…
My experience walking down the aisle to the altar can be applied with that of life.
Remember the time when you had to make that one great move of your life? You have this idea and now you’re about to execute it!
Until everything became public. And all of a sudden, people were all eyes on you.
And now, it feels as though you’re in this so-called spotlight.
The feeling of being overwhelmed starts to fill your mind. And you can’t help but ask yourself if you can make it.
You begin to doubt yourself and start asking yourself these questions…
“What if people will mock me? What if people will laugh at me?”
There’s one great thing I learned walking down the aisle that you and I can learn from.
It is this…
People will always have their opinions. They will always have something to say.
And you know what’s even worse than that?
Not everyone will like you. (it’s sad, I know. 😉 )
But hey, you’re not there to please them. You’re there to share what you have to give to the world.
It’s hard I know. But you have to make that decision. You have to make that one bold move.
I know you can do it. One step at a time.
Focus on the prize. Set your eyes at the end of the altar.
Forget about the naysayers. Forget about being able to please people.
You’re running your own race. And so are them.
Focus on what you have to give to the world!
Now go and make that move. You’ll realize walking down the aisle is not that hard of a deal anyway.
You just have to make that one step. And another. And another. And another.
Thank yourself when you get there. Because I know you will.
Now, will you take those tiny steps? Will you disregard the spotlight?