Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Such is Life



Disappointments are present everyday.  They are everywhere.  Since the fall of man, from time immemorial, the world for which God has created, has lost its perfection. 

BUT

There is hope.
“In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

Stay hopeful.  Nothing in this world is permanent.  Even the darkest hour has only got 60 minutes. Fasten your seatbelt and hang on tight.  This too shall pass.  Life is full of challenges but hope is key to enduring and conquering them.

Choose to be happy.  Happiness is a state of mind.  It is a matter of perception. A perception that becomes your reality.  There are always two sides of the coin.  The good and the bad.  Where you put your focus on, magnifies, and becomes the defining truth of your situation.  Finding the good in all situations will help overcome negative defeating distorted beliefs.

Press on.  Calm seas never make a skillful sailor.  Don’t shy away from these challenges.  They turn sand into pearls, mud into gold.  The challenges we face in life teach us humility, patience and perseverance.  It makes us dig deep in to ourselves. It triggers us to discover our hidden potential. It stretched us beyond our own perceived limitations. 

Don’t give up.  Giving up is easy, but if you settle for an easy life, you will miss out on what could have been a far greater life ahead.  It can be frustrating.  And it hurts.  But the moment you give up, is the moment that you fail.  Sometimes, the temptation to give up is  at its most compelling point, just when you are about to succeed. 

Take it easy.  Sometimes it is not the load that breaks you, it is how you carry it.  Whilst it is not easy being in the thick of your life’s challenges, just savor the moment.  Learn what you need to learn. Do what you need to do.  Because this is what makes life worth living.  The journey may be long and oftentimes difficult – but it is all worth it.

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