Sometimes good people are forced to deal with some weighty issues in life while it appears that bad people live comfortable lives. Life sometimes gives us a ‘bad hand’ – and no one has the luxury of exchanging the hand that they were given. We can either choose to look at ourselves as a victim of circumstances OR choose to prove we can overcome every impediment that was set in our pathway.
No one gets the pleasure of HANDPICKING their encounters in life; we simply get what we’ve been given WITH NO OPTIONS to exchange. Keep one goal in mind – we must be intentional to succeed. WHATEVER your portion in life may be …think of it as your passport to the world. How you use what’s in your hand will determine whether you win or lose your slice of life.
My AHA Thoughts:
Your ‘bad hand’ doesn’t have to define you. You may have to skip a day or a year due to the weighty issues of life … but never count yourself out. It’s okay to pause for a worthy cause but it’s never okay to quit.
Sometimes you must get sick to get better. All sicknesses don’t lead to death. Some sicknesses are designed to show God’s incredible powers and to give Him the glory.
Sometimes while on your journey you may have missed the exit … whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
You may have missed a few good opportunities, but you are still better than a dead lion. Be inspired.
There’s only one thing you can do about your past … make it a steppingstone and write the chapter into your book. If you forget your past, you will forget how God delivered you from past. Your past is an important part of who you are today, and who you will be tomorrow.
As you increase in confidence … your value goes up and life gets brighter … quitting will never be an option.
God places lonely people in families. He leads prisoners out of prison into productive lives, BUT REBELLIOUS people MUST LIVE in an unproductive land.
God never asks about your ability; He only asks if you are available. When you prove you’re reliable, He increases your opportunities.
Tears don’t last forever. Sometimes all you need is one good cry to put back the fight into you. For God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
Sit in the class and then walk out with Class. You cannot change what you are not willing to confront. Accept it as a credit to your future. Some lessons in life can only be learned while on the job.
Don’t let one bad year keep you stuck where you don’t belong. You rested but you didn’t quit. You are still standing. Be brave. Be kind. Dream big. Think happy thoughts. Give your current life a wink …your future depends on your next move.
Finally, Ecclesiastes 9:11 says, “I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.”