When the going gets tough The Tough Get Going.

Hard times, stress, difficulties, and tragedies are all part of the spice of life. If life was a straight path with nothing to challenge and stretch you, you would never grow. It’s how we choose to deal with these things that make us the people we are. Good news is hard times don’t last forever. They are always temporary. Think of them as tools to transform and mold you into the person you are meant to be. They also force us to appreciate the good things we are blessed with day in and day out.

It’s not for you to worry about how you are going to get through, past, or over whatever it is that you are facing. What you should focus on is trying to figure out what you are to learn from it. I assure you there IS a gift, or maybe even many gifts to be gained in the pain and/ or suffering.

For example lets say you lost your job or got demoted for whatever reason. If you got demoted it would be easy to let anger and bitterness sink their claws into you. This would hurt you and the people close to you more then anyone else. Instead, the healthy thing to do would be to be grateful to still have a job at all. If you actually lost the job, it would be only natural for you to be upset, hurt, disappointed, or even angry at first. Those are all understandable feelings to have at first. But rather then of staying in a place of anger or resentment it is better to focus on the fact that maybe that particular job was not best suited for your gifts and talents. There is a job out there that needs you, your gifts and your talents more then the one you lost.

Keep your spirits up and keep a positive attitude. Know when one door closes another door opens. Don’t stare at the closed one so long that you miss out on the blessings in store for you!

Or lets say you go through a life altering medical issue that leaves you a different person then you were prior to. It would be very easy to see all you lost, but you have to focus on what you still have and what you gained. I promise you there IS something you gained from your situation. You can choose to get bitter or you can choose to get better. The easier road is to choose to get better.

In tough times you can curl up in the fetal position, close your eyes, and let life pass you by (because life stops for no one), or you can look deep inside where you will find the strength to get past, through, or over whatever you face.

When the going gets tough, The Tough Get going!

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2 Responses

  1. Heather,

    I love the messges and this one really got me stirred up. Thank you sharing this powerful message that can revolutionize our life. Great insight, wisdom and practical principles for all to apply for for a better life and perspective…As God blesses you, thanks for sharing the blessings.
    Alex

  2. You’re welcome Alex. I’m glad you like it!

    Blessings of health and happiness to you!

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