I woke up this morning and I had a lot of thoughts on my mind. Thinking about things that I wish were different. Thinking about things that have hurt me. Then I said within myself, “I’m just going to choose to be OK.”
I feel most things in life are a choice. We may feel like we have no control over our reaction to the things we experience, but that is not the case. God has given us dominion. With his spirit, we have the ability to do all things and we have authority. Philippians 4:11-13 says,
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
For me, I spent a lot of time telling myself that certain things were my lot in life. There's nothing I can do to change this. This always happens to me. The truth is, my lack of healing was attracting more brokenness. More acceptance of dysfunction in my life. There was no room for my future. I lived in the past.
Things happen that cut us to our core. Healing is not easy or everyone would be healed. But, it does start with a choice. A choice to let go. A choice to move forward. A choice to be OK. It’s all a process but once we make up in our mind to live the life God intended for us, things change drastically. Your test becomes a testimony. Your trial becomes triumph. I know it hurt, but choose life. Until next time, be big, be balanced, be blessed.