We all do it. We moan, we complain, we blame, we gripe. But it never feels very satisfying does it? Ok, well for a while it does. Let’s just tell the truth and come clean here. It feels like they are getting away with something doesn’t it? It can feel like we got the short end of the stick, right? And life can just well, feel plain hard. And you know what? You’re right. Life is hard. They are getting away with something, and yes, your feelings do matter. We need someone sometimes to say to us, yeah, I hear you. I understand. You’re pain is real. How you are feeling makes sense. You make sense. And, I can see your pain, your suffering and that you are tired and worn out. BUT, and this is a big BUT…
We can not stay there. We need others desperately, not to tell us what we want to hear, but what we need to hear. We need to know we are not alone. We need validation ,to know we are heard, understood and THEN, we need to pick up our mat and walk.
You are not a victim. We all have choices. Feel your feelings. Grieve, be sad, allow yourself to heal. Express your pain. And share your hurts with safe people. It may take some time. But staying there is not really loving yourself. Feeling justified in our pain, and licking our wounds for too long, stunts our growth. It actually keeps our hurts from healing . Have you ever thought about how an animal keeps licking a wound and it never heals? That’s because it needs air to breath and time to form a scab. A scab may leave a scar, but scars make us stronger. Others can look at our scars, our battle wounds, and see that we have made it through and believe that they can too.
Don’t blame others. You are 100% responsible for the outcomes in your life. It is not the hand you are dealt, it is what you choose to do with the hand. Play it. Don’t play twos, play aces. If you are unhappy, figure out what you need to do to change it. Ask for help. Make a request. Get the support you need but don’t blame somebody else. Stop making excuses. You are the author of your own life.
Be grateful. I know, sometimes we get sick of hearing that. Why? Because being grateful works and sometimes we just want to stay stuck. But staying stuck is not an option unless you want to be miserable. It will never change you. Have you ever been with a constant complainer? It is draining. Nobody wants to be around Debbie or Danny Downer. Who do you want to be?
Believe, Visualize and Take Action.
Who do you admire?
Who are your heroes? Have you ever noticed that our heroes are usually the ones that have overcome incredible obstacles?
We cheer for them! We get energy from them. Because they have overcome!
Heroes give us life. They give us hope. And, if we’re honest, we all want to be a hero.
I want to allow God to use my pain for good. And I want to see His power at work within me.
It is our choice…
So how will we choose to live?
We create the life we live.
So let’s take 100% responsibility for our lives.
Figure out what we want,
and Create the outcome.
Get angry. Fight the good fight!
Be a living testimony. Be courageous.
Don’t just complain. Do something!
One step forward.
Don’t look back.
Get rid of what isn’t working.
Create something new.
Make a request.
Ask for what you need.
Let us not think we can go it alone.
but let us reveal our scars to each other,
So we can all be beacons of hope,
Shining lights out in the darkness or at least in the rain,
Taking the ashes of life and making them beautiful.
And asking God to give us the strength.
Hope and Peace,