I have met a giant of faith! She has impacted my life in powerful ways in such a short time. I wish I would have known her way back when I began my journey with the Lord. I think I might have chosen an easier route at times on my walk with her faith and wisdom to help instruct me.
However late our meeting, I have gleaned a huge amount of wisdom from her. One of her bits of wisdom that has made a definite impression on me I would like to share with you.
"Whenever you encounter trials and tribulations, do not ask 'why?' or 'why me?' instead ask 'what'. SUE TAYLOR
Life would be so different if we would simply learn this principle.
Instead of a, "why is this happening to me?" focus, imagine life with a "what" focus.
"What do you want me to learn from this, Lord?"
"What can I do to make this situation better?"
"What is Your will on this matter?"
"What can I do to bless You, Father?"
If others are involved:
"What can I do to love them more?"
"What can I say to them that will bless You, Lord?
"What will impact them the most and reveal Your love to them through me, Lord?"
It is so easy to fall into the trap of self-pity when we are encountering difficult situations. Self-pity will never bring about a victory in our lives. It will only increase suffering and prolong our stay in the troubled season. Something as simple as redirecting our thoughts can bring about great change. Even if our circumstances remain the same, our hearts will be lighter and our joy will be full because our focus will be different.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. What are some ways you have prayed to keep your focus in the right place during difficult seasons? I know your thoughts will empower many!