“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
There will be days that knock us to the ground, but the important thing is to get back up with the confidence that only God can give us on days like that. We have to remain strong in our faith and remember that it is all about the perspective we have each day. Our perspective controls how we look at each blessing that bounces off of us day to day. It determines whether we see it, feel it or hear it or if we push it aside and take it for granted. We can choose to find our blessings even among the struggles that we face. After all, God has designed the struggles in life to give us lessons we can fully learn from. He also allows struggles to be upon us in our lives in order to turn us back to Him.
We are allowed to have fun and enjoy our lives. We don’t always have to be afraid of what may happen and dread day to day existence. That is totally not what God wants for us.
The book of Ecclesiastes gives us another look into the way God wants us to live our lives. Ecclesiastes 5:19 says, “15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 6:9 says “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind.” (NLT)
Proverbs 16: 3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
When the days come that knock us down, it is also important to remember that those days that are difficult do not last forever. God didn’t let Jesus die on the cross and then just leave His one and only son hanging. He had Jesus rise again from the dead. It’s the same thing with us as His children. He doesn’t let us stay on the ground, trapped in the burdens of this life forever. He wants us to get up and say with confidence “I can accomplish whatever He wants me to do.” Be the one that takes in the blessings each and every day, no matter how you may feel. After all perspective is everything. Everything in your life can be a blessing if you allow it to be.