Is It Unusual? πŸ˜±

“My dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful test you are suffering, as though something unusual were happening to you.” 

1 Peter 4:12 GNT

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There’s no growth in life if everything is always going right. There’s no success without failure, so don’t compare your journey to anybody else’s  journey. The greater the battle is the sweeter the victory, because you always come out of the battle with a story to share. No one enjoys having to experience any form of hardship or difficulty…yet it’s through those difficult times that our true character is formed.

 It’s been said, “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors” meaning that it’s easy to become discouraged and beat up ourselves when things get rough, but those who are committed to succeeding must learn to overcome personal trials to get to the other side. Those who take the risk to go out into the deep, usually discover buried treasures. 

We should not be surprised of the challenges we will face when there’s a dream or goal to be achieved…don’t look at the storms as though something unusual was happening to you, our determination and fortitude will work in our favor. 

Even if things don’t turn out exactly as we anticipated, at least we know we are putting in the effort. 

Doubt and fear of failure are our greatest enemies in life. Once we can conquer the loud voices of doubt and fear, there’s no stopping. We should not feel badly for making decisions about our lives that others may not understand … they don’t need to. The struggle is part of the story, you don’t have to have it all figure out before you begin …the real fun is knowing you survived everything that was meant to destroy you…it’s part of your story. 

Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as we do not stop. Even if you have one ounce of fight in you, your story isn’t over. 

β€œMy dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful test you are suffering, as though something unusual were happening to you.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭GNT‬‬ 

Our God is for us!!! You are in this to bring Him glory. No guts, no glory! 

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