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Everything You Go Through, Grows You

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Let the Situation Teach You and Not Destroy You

Life isn’t butterflies and rainbows. This is something we all know painfully well. Reality isn’t something we can run away from or take a break from. Mistakes are made, we fall short of our expectations for ourselves, and things still go wrong no matter how hard we try.

I know that sometimes life doesn’t make sense but this has taught us that everything that’s confusing you is also changing you. Everything that’s hurting you is also healing you. Everything that’s burdening you is also teaching you.

Bad things happen to everyone. We all fall down sometimes, but what matters is that you get back up again. We can look at life’s trials in two ways. One involves letting the hurt and disappointment overtake us and make us bitter people. Or, we can see them as an opportunity to improve, learn, change hearts, and grow. The choices you make are a testament to the life you live. You can either let difficult situations destroy you or teach you. Life is what you make of it.

If we never made mistakes, we would remain stationary. Mistakes allow us to learn and learning helps shape character. Change and growth go hand-in-hand. If you aren’t growing, you aren’t going anywhere.

Life is all about hills and valleys. The valleys make the hills seem that much bigger and better. Bad circumstances are never easy to go through. I can safely say that nobody enjoys going through life’s storms. It’s never easy, but the storms pass eventually.

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


5 Teachings of Jesus That Will Improve Your Life

While He was on the earth, Jesus taught the way to be happy, find peace, and return to live with God. His gospel still applies today. If you follow Jesus by applying these five lessons He taught, your life will be more joyful and full of meaning.

1. Love God and your neighbor

When asked which commandment was the most important, Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself(Matthew 22:37–39).

When you replace hate with love, and anger with kindness, you’ll feel closer to God and notice more peace in your life.

2. Live the Golden Rule

Jesus taught the Golden Rule during His Sermon on the Mount: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12). In other words, treat others the way you want to be treated. As you do so, you will strengthen your relationships and be happier.

3. Have faith in Jesus Christ

In John 3:16 we read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Having faith in Jesus Christ means believing in Him and His teachings. Doing so will bless you in this life and in the life to come.

4. Communicate sincerely with God

Jesus taught by example that we should pray to God, our Heavenly Father, often. God loves you. He stands ready to help you. Communicate with Him through prayer, express gratitude, and ask for things you need.

5. Freely forgive

While Jesus was on the earth, Peter asked Him, “Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?” Jesus responded, “I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven(Matthew 18:21–22). When we freely offer forgiveness to others, we can invite more peace and forgiveness into our own lives.


Keep This in Mind

The important thing to remember is that you are going to get through them, and you will come out on the other side. Our darkest storms and most painful mistakes can turn into our greatest victories. Think of something that happened in your past. How did it shape you as a person and how have you learned?

If you are struggling with shame from a past mistake, and you just haven’t forgiven yourself, take the time to learn from it. Chances are, you can help anybody else who has fallen into the same trap as you did. If you are fighting a battle right now, and you don’t know if you are strong enough to get through it, have courage. You got this.

Personally, This year life just hit me. The tension had been building, my foot was on the gas, but the car wasn’t in gear.

My advice is to stop running and give yourself a moment. Let your body be.

I like to think that for every bad thing that happens, something good will find its way to you. Because life is not meant to add up, it’s not meant to have a final answer and it’s not meant to be all figured out.

Life is not meant to go one way or the other. It’s not meant to be black or white. It will always confuse us and take us by surprise. It will always ambush us with situations we were not prepared for. It may sometimes be too much to handle and sometimes too beautiful to forget. Sometimes it’s going to be on our side and everything will align perfectly and sometimes it will elude us. It will fool us. It will play the worst tricks on us.

But I’d like to think that we as humans are made to be able to adapt. We know how to change, grow and evolve so we can keep up with life. We know how to find the light and the best in situations. We know how to fall down and then stand back up. We know the response to falling down is getting back up. We know how to survive. Life’s what you make of it. Which defines the hardest situations.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.


Cling to the Word of God

Let’s cling to this truth or the word of God. In failures, in mistakes, in trials, cling to hope. It is the only truth that will get you through this crazy thing called life.

Dig deep and persevere through your struggles, failures, and mistakes. You are capable of more than you know.

When all is said and done, when you are dusting the dirt off your shoulders, you might not even recognize the type of person you have become.

And that, my dear, could be the greatest thing that has ever happened to you.

Life can be more powerful than us but we still know how to win. We know how to battle. We know how to rally after the hardest setbacks.

So maybe we just need to slow down. Seek inspiration at a sensitive time of growth and personal development, take time to think, and practice letting life fill every inch of you! Inhale the good stuff and exhale the bad stuff.

Stop running. Stop chasing. Stop trying too hard and stop choosing to suffer because of what others put us through or what life did to us. Choose positivity. Grow in the ups, and grow in the downs. Everything will be okay because God will never leave us in our every battle.


Bible Verses

Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

1 Peter 3:10-11

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.”

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Deuteronomy 30:16

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees, and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

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