Sometimes life doesn’t go our way, and we can feel frustrated, angry and upset. Everyone experiences this, and it is up to you to choose how you will react to difficult times. It may be tempting to feel negative, but staying confident in the Divine as He carries you through these seasons is key. You can assist your own climb by speaking some affirmations of truth and encouragement into your own life…without crossing the line into self-centered, self-serving attitudes…these phrases and words can make a huge difference in reaching the summit of your climb!
In reality, this earthly life will always have ups and downs, and true joy isn’t a life without problems. True joy is the ability to trust the Divine with whatever comes your way, even if you find yourself in an unpleasant, or painful circumstance.
It isn’t what the world gives you that counts – Jesus was clear on this – This world cannot provide for you what you need. In John 14:27, Jesus tells us, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” See that? Jesus says,”I’m leaving a gift that this world cannot give you!”
Here are 5 ways and phrases to encourage yourself as you seek the Divine’s gift of peace through meditation and quietude.
1. “This is Just a Season”
Every night it is dark, but every morning the sun comes up. You watch the darkness turn to light every day, but it is easy to forget that nothing is permanent when you are going through a difficult time. Things may not be good now but eventually, your situation will change. The pain won’t last forever, and every day is a new beginning. You can choose to take the new day and make the best of it, or you can choose not to. Check this out: “He will never leave you, or abandon you.”
2. “Scars Show Strength, Not Weakness”
Lots of folks worry that bad experiences and poor choices have damaged them for life, but in reality, they make people stronger. You may have an emotional or physical scar, but the wound has healed and the hurt is now over. You have learned from the experience, and the scars are proof that you can overcome anything, no matter how difficult it feels. Jesus told the paralytic to leave his stretcher by his doorway to remind him of how far he had come. Check it out HERE.
3. “I Can Take the High Road When Others Are Not”
Sometimes folks in your life will try to bring you down, but you don’t have to listen to them. Keep smiling and focusing on the positive, and remember that negative people are normally very unhappy people. They want to drag you down, but you can choose to not listen. You are your own peep, and you don’t have to deal with problems by going negative – that is their choice, not yours. Check this out: “Bible Verse on Think on These Things”
4. “Hardship Will Make Me Wiser”
Every challenging experience is a lesson that you can learn from. At the time it may be difficult to see what the lesson is, but as you move on you will realize that the difficult times taught you a lot about yourself, and about God’s never ending love for you. Be patient when you are struggling, and remember that eventually, you will be a wiser version of yourself. Jesus came to give us life in abundance and eternal. He also came to give us wisdom, which we often learn best in seasons of hardship. Rather than praying away hardship, embrace it as a certainty that the Divine is and will use it for your good and His glory.
Check this out: HARDSHIPS
5. “Fear Never Changes Me for the Better”
If you chose to always focus on the bad things that could happen, you will never reach your full potential. You’ll never start the climb, stay on the climb, or come close to completing your climb while living in fear. The folks who complain and worry the most, normally accomplish the least, as they are too busy worrying to actually be productive. Try to focus on the best thing that could happen, instead of the worst, and you will soon feel motivated to take risks and chances. More than 365 times in the Scriptures we read “Fear Not, ” or “Do Not Be Afraid.” Just enough to remind us each and every day that we have no need to fear, even from fear itself. Again, Check this out: FEAR.
Enjoy the Climb Today,