We as human beings go through our own set of trials and tribulations that can be very stressful and agonizing at times. Maybe you have suffered a death in your family, been demoted from your job, going through a breakup, or just can’t seem to get a break no matter how hard you try. Having a positive mindset can be easier said than done when you are in a challenging situation. Stress can put a strain on your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Stress causes people to have anxiety, no motivation to accomplish their goals, consider drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using drugs to numb the pain they are feeling inside.
If you are constantly stressed out all the time, you probably will soon take your anger out on the people who had no part in putting stress on you. In our minds, we may live a perfect life, but in reality is so far from being a fairy-tale. Everyone will go through a season in their life where there is nothing but pure chaos occurring. You can either sit and allow yourself to become angry and depressed over your current circumstances or you can make the decision to not allow stressful times to keep you from being happy. In James Chapter 1 verses 2-4 (Contemporary English version), it states, “My friends be glad even if you have trouble. You know you learn to endure by having your faith tested. But you must learn to endure everything, so you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything”.
God wants us all to realize that we only can become better individuals if we learn from the trials we have been placed in. You can not become mature without having gone through various setbacks in your life. I understand that sometimes life is not fair and that we may not deserve to go through the things that we are going through. The great thing about life is that it does not matter how yo started the journey, but how you ended the journey. I pray that if you are going through a season where nothing seems to be going right for you that the Lord allows you to become mature and show you ways how to have more faith in him.
Faith without purpose is dead and if you do not know what your purpose is in life than you are just a zombie walking around on this earth clueless as ever. You should have joy no matter if things in your life or going bad or good. You should always strive to look on the bright side of every situation you are placed in. There is not enough time for us as human beings to sit and dwell on our own sob stories. Progress cannot be made if you always moping around and having a bad attitude. There is a much greater reward out there for you to have. You will be in a lot of grueling circumstances at times, but don’t allow stressful times to alter what you want to pursue in your life.
It takes perseverance, courage, and confidence to accept your flaws and the trials you have faced in your life. One day hopefully, the stressful situations you were in could be viewed as stepping-stones for you to become mature and encourage others to not give up when the stakes seem to high to reach. You won’t get anywhere in life being a quitter. Keep pushing through your trials because we all are winners in God’s eyes.