We all experience moments in our lives where things “seem” to not come together in our favor. You feel like you can’t get things accomplished. Some days, you feel like you are spinning your wheels & going absolutely no where. Other times, it feels like people have let you down. Most times, we feel we have let ourselves down or even dare to believe God has failed us.
Whatever the reason, the reaction is the same…we are disappointed. Where does that disappointment come from? It’s a feeling that generates itself from the expectation & timeline we place on outcomes that have yet to flourish. We look at what we’ve done, how we’ve done it, & how long it has taken us to do it. We believe, because of our efforts, something – anything should have happened. It is that thought process that brings about the choice to be disappointed.
We must realize nothing worth having is created in our timeline or generated in our way. It is by our beliefs & efforts, that we can move closer or further away from our goals. The setbacks we experience in life are just temporary moments to teach us something. But what? Is it a lesson we need to learn? Is it a direction we need to change? Is it an action we need to implement? Is it a person we need to include or remove?
It’s not until we let go of the disappointment or the negative feeling that we are able to tap into what God is trying to tell us or guide us to do! We tend to get stuck in the failure. We get stuck on the idea of “it not happening”. We get stuck in the sorrow, anger, or just wallow in the mess…at the end of the day, none of the above will solve a damn thing.
Get up! Dust yourself off! Let go of that perception of failure. If you believe everything happens in your life for divine purpose & reason, then accept the setback for what it is…a moment for you to reassess, recommit, & regain your footing & direction.
Don’t allow yourself to consume the negative. That’s easy. Instead, receive it & say, “Lord, I know there is a reason & purpose for this moment. I know you have brought me to this point to learn & change something. Show me what I need to do. Guide me in the right direction & give me the strength to let go & trust my current position.”
Remember, God has great things in store for you. But to get to heaven, you have to climb a mighty high ladder. If you keep climbing, step by step, slip by slip, trust Him in knowing, you WILL get there.
As always, thank you for time, love & support. We hope what we have shared has helped you. Be sure to share this info with family & friends.
-Eric & Maleka Beal
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Eric and Maleka Beal are health coaches and co-founders of BetterChoices, a health & wellness company and social community focused on educating, advocating, and promoting better health and wellness through lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness education.