Situations in Perspective

So many things that should be easy to handle, can quickly turn into the most complicated (feeling) situation you have ever encountered. Ok; the thing; you need to ask yourself, Is it really such a hard situation? Are you making it harder then it has to be? How can you make a difference in the situation? Your attitude, your approach, your perspective, your execution, your communication, your opinion? What exactly is effecting the difficulty level? There are plenty of areas to check. Make sure you are not the cause of making it so difficult.

Some times, (Cliche I know); But some times it may be another person who is making your situation much harder then it needs to be. When that is the case, Pray for that person. Then face the situation head on. You can not always control a situation, but you are very capable of controlling how you respond to it. “Freaking out”, does NOT make ANY situation any better at all. “Freaking out”, does not change anything, more often then not it actually makes certain situations worse then they really need to be. It will only increase the amount of tension that is present at that point in time. I truly can say I know from personal experience. I hate to say it, but I used to be famous for “freaking out”. Even now, some days it is hard to remember that I already overcame that. I refuse to be famous for “freaking out”.

The past several weeks, my kids have been learning how to properly respond to many different types of situations. Lately I have been catching myself saying, “That is NOT how you should handle the situation!!” Well guess what, kids have to learn how to handle things, people have to be taught (preferably early in life) how to take control of their own emotions and of their own reactions. Once you learn that the situation you are in, IS NOT controlling you. Then you can grow, and develop the mental and physical attitude you need to overcome EVERY situation.

This will by no means fix everything you will ever go through. But it can tame the stress levels and maybe even save you some tears. I would love to give you a “for instance”. But, I am not sure of one that will properly make the point that I am trying to make. You have to understand that we all must take control of our own emotions. They DO NOT control us, WE CONTROL THEM. Like I said before, this will not fix everything. But it is a very good start. However I can guarantee that it will help a lot!

A few days ago, we established that Life is hard. That is still very much a fact. When you are given a chance to help make something easier for another person, you should take that opportunity. Seize that moment. I am a firm believer in; “You reap what you sow.” Whatever you put into something, is what you will get out of it. If you plant carrot seeds, you will NOT get a rosebush. This does not mean that EVERYONE you are nice to will be nice back. Unfortunately there are still many people who never learned the concept of being nice. It really does suck, but it is something that not everyone has been taught.

But get this; focus on how nice you can be, learn how to calmly handle situations, learn to “breath” under pressure, learn to take control of your emotions; and I firmly believe you can benefit from each situation. It is not an overnight thing, it is also not an easy thing. It will take hard work, reminders and a ton of self discipline. Also when you can make something easier for some one around you; when you can; then please do! If everyone thought/felt that way I believe the world would be a better place.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NKJV

“let him who is taught the Word share in all good things with him who teaches.” Galatians 6:6 NKJV

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 NKJV

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 NKJV

Life could be a little easier, if we could all actively try to make things easier for one another. In my opinion, life could even be easier if we were not so hard on ourselves. Really honestly, nothing is ever really THAT big of a deal. Unless it could cost a person their life. Then that is a whole other ball game that I am not qualified to cover. But honestly, if you will live through it, then you are probably reading to much into the situation.

Pray for the strength and courage to get through it. Pray for those around you who are directly effected by it. Breathe in, breathe out, let go, and let God.

“I pray that everyone reading this, be provided with the strength and courage, to get through what ever they are going through. I also pray for every situation to come; to get handled the way it properly should be and that blessings come out of each and every one of them.” -Amen!

We are overcomers. We are children of God; believe it or not. And I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt in my mind, that We can do this. Through Christ; by faith, We are saved.

~Cavebaby~

“For my grace, you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV

“Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.” Galatians 6:18 NKJV

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