We all have challenging circumstances in our lives.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. We all have challenging circumstances in our lives. An anonymous quote is, “Sometimes overcoming a challenge is as simple as changing the way you think about it.” Sometimes we get stuck in our thinking, but we can change our mindset to view challenges as opportunities to become better humans. It’s not easy, but so beneficial. Once we’ve moved through challenges to the other side, many times we understand the experiences enriched us in several ways. They can inspire us to be kinder, learn more about ourselves and others, and put others first. Challenges can cultivate our character.
This life is full of pressure, loss and difficulty. In John 16 in the New Testament of the Bible, the disciples are confused by things Jesus has told them. He clarifies some of the statements and says “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” We are not alone in having challenges. Just knowing that truth can help us. Another truth we can hang onto is that even though we have difficulties, there is peace available through Jesus when we seek him.
The next time you find yourself facing a challenge, consider changing the way you think about it and then, take heart!
Live the way you want to be remembered.