Ch. 5 Then Life Happens...
What do you do when life happens to you?
Do you get up when you have been knocked down? Do you stop fighting when there is no hope? The question you should be asking is how do you bounce back from defeat? So many questions we ask when we feel like we are drowning and can't get up on our own. I put my hope and trust in the Lord and He gives me strength. Quote the word of God. My confession is, "Everything is working together for my good." The reality is that I have been let down, disappointed, and broken. Where do I go from here? The only way I see it is up! You have to kind of talk to yourself. Positive self talk. We all do it in some form or fashion. The word of God says you will have what you say; death and life is in the power of the tongue, so why not speak life and positive over every situation you encounter. You are the head and not the tail; you are above and not beneath; greater is Him that's in you than he that's in the world. These are things that I say to myself and meditate on to get going when I want to give up.
Although life happens and things don't pan out the way we envisioned it, you still can be successful and move forward in a positive direction. Life happens, and then you pick yourself up and move forward. Even in relationships, you are taking a risk. Let's say you take the risk of falling in love and it doesn't happen. What do you do? Give up? Of course not. God should be your first love so pick yourself up, shake the crumbs off and press forward. The only way I could move forward from so many disappointments was to accept the things that I could not change in my life and trust God that He would never leave me in a state of defeat; that He would supply all my needs. When you know that God is on your side, going through a storm becomes less devastating and more about the lesson learned. "God is able to do exceedingly above all we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) All we have to do is ask God. It's that simple. Of course have faith and believe God. Some things in life are not meant for us to understand. The important thing is to renew your mind with God's word daily. Through my journey in life as a single Christian woman, I have learned that when life happens to you whether good or bad you must continue to strive and be optimistic and stay positive. So the question you can ask your self; When life throws a curve ball with obstacles, how do I react?