It Shall Pass

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There is a particular phrase in the bible I like so much. It is, “It came to pass.” Many bible parables and key activities begin with that phrase. It signifies a fulfilment of a certain prophecy or an end of an era. But to me it shows me that there is always an end to any situation one is experiencing.

Life is full of problems, sometimes it’s as if all we get from life is difficulty, challenges, sicknesses, and one form of pain or the other. But the good news is nothing lasts forever. That problem you are encountering has a life span. “Every mountain has a peak.  Every valley has its low point.  Life has its ups and downs, its peaks and its valleys.  No one is up all the time, nor are they down all the time.  Problems do end.  They do go away.  They are all resolved in time.” – Robert Schuller.

Friends it doesn’t matter how long you’ve had your challenge; whether it’s 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years…6 years or for as long as you remember. It will pass one day. All we need is to hold on in faith that nothing last forever on this earth, and that that problem too shall come to pass. Remember after every storm is sunshine, after the winter is spring. Great things are going to show up in your life once again if you hold on.

While we may not be able to control what happens to us in life most times, we certainly can control our response and attitude towards the situation. I have discovered that 99%of the time many of us have helped our problems linger on by our attitudes. We become so overwhelmed and lose our faith, thereby given the challenges room to thrive.

Folks the secret to having your challenges pass away quickly is being unmoved, remaining positive and upbeat about life just like St. Paul who in spite of all that was happening around him; being put in prison, hearing the news of the killing of other Apostles, experiencing ship wrecks, being left for dead…still went on to declare that “None of these things move me!”

When you control your reaction to the seemingly uncontrollable problems of life, then in fact you do control the problem’s effect on you.  Your reaction to the problem is where the rubber meets the road. What will you let this problem do to you?  It can make you tender or tough.  It can make you better or bitter.  The choice is yours.

Live your greatest life!

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