No matter how level headed you are or how perfectly arranged your life may be, things will eventually happen that challenge you. Life has a funny way of bringing us adversity and challenge when we least expect it – often at the times when we’re sure nothing could possibly go wrong. The good news about challenges and adversity is that there’s always a reason for it and there’s always a lesson and a blessing to be gained if we handle the situation properly.
One of the best ways to handle adversity is to stop seeing it as something that happens to you and start seeing it as something that happens for you. Life is not an event – it’s a journey! Each moment builds upon the moments before it to create the rich and unique tapestry that is your personal life. Depending on how you handle the current ‘now’, the next ‘now’ you face will be with you or seemingly against you.
When challenges arise, try to see them not as the universe, God, or the world attacking you but as an opportunity to hit your own reset button, get a new perspective, and strengthen up a bit. Challenges are less an attack against you and more a really intense day at the spiritual gym that is life! If you come at them with this positive perspective, you’ll instantly have more courage, more faith, more self esteem, and a lot more ‘fight’ in you!
Life isn’t easy… but we can easily change our minds about the hard parts!
Choose to be blessed!