Monday, August 25, 2014
LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS HAPPY 100% OF THE TIME
I was thinking about this............... 'No one is happy and perky 100% of the time.' Quoted from the book 'Limitless' by Nick Vujicic. (I haven't finished the book yet.)
That's true. But we try to be. It's also true that what we are on the outside is also different from what we are on the inside. Here's to remember that everybody on earth is fighting some battle, without or within. People try to cope with that in so many different ways. Some would seek help from others, several would share their feelings to release tension, and a good number would silently fight their battles while keeping a cheerful exterior with a prayer in their heats.
I find myself in each of these categories depending on the battle at one time or another.
One thing I have learned.... it's okay to be 'all of the above', so to speak. Humanly natural and real. Life is a leveler, everybody gets his share of ups and downs. None exempted. We cope in ways that we know or are available to us. That is the rule. All is good.
What becomes a problem is when we cower and grovel in the dark utterly overwhelmed and defeated by our challenges. We then begin to lose control or grip on life happening to us. It's the feeling that the world is oblivious to our misery and God deaf to our prayers. I've seen it happening to friends and I myself have been there before.
When this happens we need to push ourselves hard and harder. The battle is no longer with the issues confronting us but the battle is with the self. I have read somewhere, to quote .. 'we are our worst enemies and our biggest battles'.
But we can also be our own heroes.
Step up to courage, determination, hope, and a faith which God can be so proud of as He watches us. Happily He will bless our efforts far more than our weary hearts can hold. Joy will be restored in our hearts. So much to be happy about!
Hope you're all enjoying this long weekend. I did with mine. Yesterday was a lovely dinner spent with family. Precious.
God bless you and yours!