The Next Chapters…
We all face bad days, trials, struggles, don’t we? Just the mention of this fact probably brings instant thoughts of specific moments. At times, you may feel rather overwhelmed, frustrated, angry and quite frankly helpless. Others may feel as if these moments are never-ending, one thing right after the other, with the inability to see a break any time soon. That’s where I was. I felt I was sinking and sinking fast.
Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever asked yourself: Why is this happening? What does this all mean? Why bother or even care? The answer is simple…God isn’t done with you yet.
While this is definitely hard to understand at times (trust me, I’m speaking from experience here), I find it very important to process my whoa is me moments and remember to trust Him. He knows what He’s doing even when I don’t necessarily agree or like what’s going on. He will make His plan clear, taking me right where He wants me to begin the next chapter of my story. It’s easy to forget just that!
So what does this look like? What chapters do you need to write? Remember:
You have so much to give and share with others
You have lives to touch and be inspired in return
You have friendships to embrace and others to let go
You have goals to reach and others to modify or cross off the list
You have a future, unwritten territory to explore, regardless of MS
No doubt, trials and struggles will come. Life, it’s inevitable. What are you going to do with what’s dealt your way? What choices and examples will you make to live the best life you can and deserve. What will the next chapters of your life reveal?
For me, I want others to see that no matter how hard life can be at times, I’m making the best of what I’m facing, with a smile, and some laughter along the way.
I remain encouraged by a favorite verse:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
“Count Your Blessings”