“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, or how you managed to survive. In fact, you won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain: when you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami
Most of us have heard the quote “Everything happens for a reason.” Are you the kind of person who wonders WHY those certain things happen… and for what reason? I know that I can be, so I recognize know how easy it is to question God and His purpose for our challenges. We pray, listen, and wait for the answers to come. In fact, we sometimes get so caught up looking for certain answers, that we become too blind to the fact that He already revealed the answer before us: the change and the challenge.
Storm or sunshine, God is working on change in us, and this change happens so that we can fight our future battles stronger and wiser than we were before. When this wave of change (good or bad) happens in our life, the easiest thing we can do is invite it in. The more we allow change to freely flow in our life, the easier the change will be; thus, allowing God to reveal the sunshine behind the storm. Say it with me, “this change will work in my favor.”
It’s easy to stir-up doubt, but remember that faith is boundless and has no limitations. Start your week off right, take a look at a few reminders that help sustain my faith in these times of uncertainty:
- The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new
- Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand taller than you ever were
- God will let you walk into uncomfortable situations where all you can do is rely on Him. Do not be anxious. He’s about to show you He is faithful.
- So far you have survived 100% of your worst days–keep going.
No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have this unrelenting faith that things will work out–that this storm has a purpose. The things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist, persevere and pray.
Stay Strong and Happy Monday!
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