look at the problem unfolding before us, we feel like it is the end of
the world; we feel like we are drowning; we feel like dying. However, when it
is all over, we see Godís reason behind it. It is when we
realize that God had been preparing us for something better.
Adversities have a way of making us grow in the most important part of
us, our character.
other circumstances maybe be there, but if we want something badly
enough, weíll find a way to get it done. If we are willing to pay the
price, our circumstances will change and we will get what we want.
and heartache are things that we feel, we can do without; but letís
remember that without the rainy days, we would not really appreciate the
sunny days. Appreciate difficult times as well as the good times. Donít
dwell in feeling down but appreciate it as a part of lifeís struggles,
without which the victorious moments would not be as sweet.
forms around our commitment to overcome difficulties and to succeed. Our
desires will, in time, externalize themselves into concrete facts. We
only have to love a thing greatly to get it. Desire is the fire of life.
present circumstances do not determine where we can go; they merely
determine where we start. Take chances, make mistakes. Pain nourishes
our courage. We have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Whatever our cross, whatever our pain, there will always be sunshine,
after the rain. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for
better things. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus
to see the light. When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,
we donít throw away the ticket and jump off. We sit still and trust the
Determination is the strength that enables us to pass the barrier of
useless thoughts in order to create positive thoughts that would guide
us to the right direction. It comes from within and its partner is
patience. Patience teaches us not to push but rather to wait and
appreciate the game of life instead, knowing that nothing remains the
same, and everything will change at some point.
fall down. Otherwise, refuse to stay down and
letís lift our hearts toward heaven like a hungry beggar, ask that they be
filled and they will be filled. We may be pushed down. We may be kept from
rising but no one can keep us from lifting our hearts toward heaven. It
is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clearer to us.
No one is
in control of our happiness but us; therefore, we have the power to
change anything about ourselves or the lives that we want to change.
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of our thoughts. If we donít
control what we think, we canít control what we do. Self-discipline
enables us to think first and act afterward. If we want to direct our
lives, we must consistently take control of our actions towards our
are the tears of choices not made and left undone. Failure is only
temporary. However, if we quit, it lasts forever. So
letís be brave and discover the blessings that come during the hard times
and when we look back later, we will realize and appreciate that it was
then, during those hard times, that God was preparing for a better life.
The most beautiful
people we have known are those who have known defeat, known
suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way
out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation,
sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with
compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful
people do not just happen.