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9 Things to Remember In Tough Times
11/9/2020 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

  1. You Are Going Through

    The key words are . You are going through something. You are not planted in it. Going means moving. You are not standing still, you’re moving. Through implies there is no hindrance, no obstacle, barrier or hindrance. Darkness, the cloudiness of uncertainty may slow your walk a bit but there is nothing to stop you. Psalm 23:4 says, Even though I walk through the darkest valley, … Going through clearly suggests a beginning and an end. A valley is low with daunting mountains or elevated land masses on the left and right, but if you keep moving, keep going through, you will walk out of the valley. The end is straight ahead.

  2. Be Kind To Yourself

        Whether in good times or tough times, be kind to yourself. For some, it may take practice but it what you deserve. Difficult times are perfect for wrong thinking to rise to the top. Voices start speaking. Old tapes begin to play and re-run as often as you allow.

  • You deserve this.
  • You brought this on yourself.
  • What did you expect?
  • You’re good at messing up things for yourself.
  • Here you go again.
  • You don’t have what it takes to get beyond this
  • You should be like ABC or XYZ.

        We really don’t need anyone to say demeaning things to us because in difficult times we do a wonderful job of that on your own. The bible says to love your neighbor the way you love yourself. Showing kindness to yourself is an act of love, That’s the place to begin.

        You are a manifestation of God’s imagination; a being created in the image of God’s self. Be sure to treat God’s creation with kindness.

  1. Everything Changes

Everything has a season, a time, a purpose, a beginning, an end. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Day becomes night. Night becomes day. Seasons change. Young become old. Change is the inevitable one constant in the evolution of life.

            There is peace in the knowing that everything changes. What you think about and what you do in the midst of tough times determines what life will be the moment after the tough time is over. And it will be over, because everything changes.

  1. You’ve Overcome Challenges Before

Don’t you remember? Think about it. Remember the last time things seemed to difficult to bear? Yet here you are reading this blog. You made it through. It knocked you down, but you didn’t stay down. You will always make it through because the Spirit in you wants you to make as much as you do. Never give up.

  1. It’s a Learning Experience

        Nobody wants to hear this, especially in the midst of tough times. Yet the truth is, as the bible teaches, All things work together (conspire) for our highest benefit These questions will help you:

  • What are You, Spirit, trying to get me to see?
  • What do You, Spirit, want me to learn from this?
  • Show me what I need to see; tell me what I need to know, that from this I can  become what I desire to be.

       6. Not Getting What You Want Can Be a Blessing

        Each of us at some point in life, if we’re honest, will admit that we are grateful that we didn’t get something we wanted, a job, a promotion, a relationship, a material object, etc. Let’s not be too quick to feel sad about it. Think of Spirit’s answer always being “YES.” The current circumstance could need a little tweaking, or the prayer needs to be edited a bit. The right thing will happen in the right way and in the right time.

  1. Pray Like a Believer, Not Like a Beggar

        Praying like a believer is to pray affirmatively, with strong confidence, like you believe God is with you and wants your best and highest good. To believe is to flow in that which you know. Jesus said it is done unto you as you believe. Praying affirmatively is to believe you already have that for which you are asking. If you already have it, then gratitude is in the present moment. Beggars plead and hope. Believers are grateful for what is.

  1. Ignore the Negativity of Others

        Only you know your journey. Only you know your prayer. Only you know your faith. Only you know the way you know Spirit. Stay focused on your good intention and what you know about God. Stay focused on your path.

  1. There is ALWAYS Something for Which to be Thankful

 

 

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Carl From Salem At 11/9/2020 6:12:28 AM

This is good not just good but very good. God Bless

 

 


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