What do you do when something comes out of nowhere?

Do you know what I’m referring to? Sometimes life delivers surprises that appear quickly and arrive unexpected.

They may not be surprises like this poor guy experienced–watch this (language warning):

[If you can’t see the video, click here]

Here’s 10 surprises that don’t hurt as much at the pain delivered in the video:

Out of nowhere:
1. An idea
2. A conflict
3. A learning/insight
4. An opportunity
5. An act of love
6. An impulse that triggers temptation
7. A feeling that angers
8. A word from God
9. A thought that makes me smile
10. A word for others

Here’s what I typically try to do:
-I write it down
-I act on it
-Learn from it

What about you?

What am I missing?
What is your default action when a “surprise” visits your life?
How do you know the surprise is from God or from yourself?
Share your thoughts here.

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