The reward of Resistance….A positive outlook of struggles.

I want to start this by saying I sincerely hope it reaches every individual with a dream, every person with a naysayer, and every person who has complained in the past 24 hours :).
Recently I wrote a post called “why not smile” where it talks about “every situation you’ve ever been in you’ve come out ok”. It made me think more into the subject. I think the problem with “tough times” is that people never look at the lessons you learn from them until years later. Guilty of this myself, I feel most people quickly resort to asking “why me” instead of asking “what’s the lesson. I’ve realized in life you’ll never reach the best version of yourself while holding on the old version… maintaining a stronghold in your comfort zone never allowed anyone to reach true success. If Michael Jordan wouldn’t have been cut from the team as a freshman, he wouldn’t have developed the want to be the absolute best in the NBA. He may have made the team the next year, may have played college ball but the Desire to become the absolute best came from a time in his life when he didn’t get his way. Have your (temporary) circumstances enable you to become a better version of yourself. You will never reach the next level in anything without having passed a few tests. The test is going to come. I promise you they will. So why not get good at understanding the curriculum. Life is going to test your faith, endurance, confidence, and mental toughness. If you have a dream, or want to accomplish anything in life of substance these 4 categories you WILL be tested (will elaborate on those on another post).  Take time to analyze and learn from your experiences or the experiences of others.

Take time to analyze and learn from your experiences or the experiences of others. You will have shallow relationships…developed ones of depth…There will be people who won’t appreciate you….but it’s to make you appreciate those who will…When large things go wrong…it’s to make you emotional stable during the small things, so that not every mole hill is a mountain in your life (saves you stress), family situations will happen…so that you never lose sight of how important your family is.
Take time to look at life. Learn from life and learn life. Stay blessed…love y’all

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14 comments on “The reward of Resistance….A positive outlook of struggles.

  1. Thank you for the like on my blog. This post is so true. To be out of one’s comfort zone can be uncomfortable, but if we allow it, it can thrust us to a new level we have not yet experienced.

  2. I have recently put it like this: A ball player would complain if he practiced and was never put into the game. When struggles hit, congratulations, you are in the game. The game of life involves struggle and provides training for tomorrow’s struggles.

    Daily contemplation in God’s Word, reflections on God’s hand in your day, and deep inspection of one’s heart is necessary to prepare for victory. It is the “not fun” part of practice, but makes for a wonderful game.

  3. Thanks for the like. This is a great post. We do trend to lose sight of the benefits and blessings in our life. Even more so when those blessings are hid among our struggles. Thank you for sharing this.

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