Hello everyone! It’s so good to be back with you today and I pray that your day has been a great one so far! As we begin…there is one thing that has been on my mind lately and that is how we handle the tough times. You know…I sit back and observe people and sometimes these moments take me back to a time, when I was weak in spirit. Seems like as the surgeries and pain increased, I began to make my circumstance my best friend, by the way I responded to it. In other words…I would go with whatever it was dictating to me at the time…never realizing that this was not a good thing to do.
Today I’m wondering why we find ourselves more attached to what is going wrong in our lives, rather than the good things that can come out of what seems to be the very worse. It seems like we’re too busy focusing on everything that is either going wrong or the things that could go wrong…never realizing that these thoughts and responses could possibly lead us in a direction of more problems. I have come to see within my own life; that when we believe in the worst; then we just may experience the worst.
I remember a time in my life, when I was experiencing one knee surgery after another. As I sat on the bed, with tears streaming down my face…I just could not understand why God would allow so much pain to enter my life, all at once. As I began to talk with God, I began to feel anger towards my situation and finally I said to God…“What’s next?” One thing I can tell you…that was the last time I ever said that because it wasn’t long after that, when I found out what would be next. You see…it wasn’t God doing that; but instead, I believe that my words opened up a bad door, for Satan to walk in and continue the work that he had first afflicted me with. Yes…God could have stopped it but I truly believe that everything He allows; is to help us to grow stronger and learn from the mistakes we make in life.
It seems like these days…we are allowing ourselves to be led away by the hand of the problem that Satan first afflicted us with, rather than being led by the hand of God, to a place that can lead us away from our problems…and what happens when we do this? We find ourselves crying out to God, while we wonder where He is…never realizing that we have placed ourselves face to face with the problem, rather than rising above the problem; to the place, where we could find God.
I have come to see that succumbing to moments of weakness, is not a good place to be. Yes…we are going to feel the side effects of our problems and there are going to be times, when we truly struggle to keep our heads above the troubled waters but when we come to see that something simple, as a smile or a good thought could keep us lifted above these moments of despair; then I believe that this will become the moment, when we find ourselves headed in a direction that can eventually lead us away from these moments that once seemed hopeless.
God bless & have a great day with God!
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