Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Misinterpreting Life

So, we have all had bad days, we have all had things go wrong, days that seem like everything is against us. I have days like that. Everything seems to fight me, everything that could go wrong does. It is easy to think that it is just bad luck, or maybe Satan is just trying to bring me down. I wonder why God is letting this happen, why it seem like He just lets me keep struggling. When will God come through for me? Lighten the load? Why can't things just go smoothly?

What if our struggles aren't some sort of attack or just a bad day? What if God is testing us, letting us fight through something so that we can know that we have what it takes. We can battle through the situation and come out stronger for it. Know that we can solve that problem or deal with that situation. Maybe we need to build our confidence for something else that is going to come our way. Something that we wouldn't have the courage to take on unless we already knew we had faced similar situations and been able to come out ahead.

God never said life would be easy. He wants us to grow and learn and become more like Him. We don't know what is coming next and maybe we need the experience and the knowledge from past struggles to be able to work perfectly in a situation where God needs us to step up and really make a difference. To change a life that we wouldn't otherwise be able to without those hard days of our own.

So let's try and look at life a little differently. Start asking God "How do You want me grow from this? What do You want me to learn?" Try not to get discouraged when a bad day or a tough project comes along. Look for what God is trying to show us about ourselves. Don't be afraid to find out if you have what it takes, and don't be afraid of failure either. Don't be to proud to ask for help. Sometimes there are things that we just don't know how to do without someone showing us the way.

It's all about perspective. Maybe we need to starting looking at life from a different angle. Try and see what might be going on behind the scenes. It is hard to see the big picture and we can't always know what God is trying to do. So before you get too frustrated, step back and see what we can learn and what God has for us in these tough times.

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