Obstacles 7-19-17

Every obstacle is a challenge carefully chosen to teach you what you’re here on this earth to learn. You can view the challenge like a victim and get into a funk about it. Or you can trust that the obstacle is the perfect lesson you need in order to grow. 

I saw a quote this morning. I thought it was worth sharing. 
“No part of your experience is wasted. Everything you’ve experienced so far is part of what you were meant to learn.”

This is so true. The challenges we face are simply experiences that allow us to learn and grow.  The past few years have been tumultuous for me. One challenge after another. However, the blessings are the lessons I’ve learned as well as the person I’ve become. I’m no longer the person I once was. In fact, I’m more content and happy today than I was five years ago when my life was grand. I had money, success. I had everything. Life, I thought, was good. It wasn’t until I lost everything including my health that my view on life began to change. 

Life and experiences are what you make it. I’ll admit, it has taken me a long time to move beyond the victim mentality however, the minute I did I began to see things differently. I’ve changed. Today I’m more grateful and as I reflect on my challenges, I think to myself “thank god I made it”. I’m a much better person for it. The lessons I’ve learned, the knowledge I’ve gained makes everything all worth it. 

Are you facing obstacles or challenges today?  What will you choose? To be a victim or embrace the challenge as a learning experience? If you choose to embrace it, you will grow brighter as you learn to overcome and in the process, you will not only grow, you will become everything beautiful god intended you to be. 

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