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Keep Walking – part II

There is a famous line by Winston Churchill: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

In the process of recovery, bettering yourself or going to the next level, a lot of people don’t like the process of getting there. But making it to that next level usually means going through some hell at some point.

Psalm 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort.” Continue reading

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It’s all about perspective

I said to a friend the other day that perspective is what we need when circumstances aren’t what we want them to be. That’s primarily how I’ve been able to be positive through it all. The Bible says to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be given to us (Matthew 6:33). When we put the focus on God instead of what is directly in front of us, it should shift our thinking.

Now I’m not saying I don’t get frustrated at my situation. At times, I get downright upset. But I don’t get consumed by my thoughts or feelings. Instead I am consumed with the thought that this is temporary. There’s a lesson in that. Watch what you think!

So rather than just saying, “Keep a positive perspective,” here are some thoughts on how to do that.

1) First ask yourself, how can I make this positive? Is there a learning moment for you or perhaps someone else? Sometimes, it’s not always about us.

2) Focus on the moveable parts. In other words, what can you change? Identify it and do it. If it’s out of your control, move on. That’s the Serenity Prayer in action.

3) Sweat the small stuff. Yes I said that right. Even though you may have your goal and see the vision, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. The little things add up. Don’t overlook them.

Keep looking up!

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