Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Through my experience I have come to value how I choose to “frame” my experience. What I mean by “frame” has to do with the way that I choose to perceive and define my experience. My experience has taught me that when I frame or assign negativity, defeat or a belief of victimization to my circumstances I internalize a sense of hopelessness and helplessness.
Consequently, I have found that what happens to me is not as important as what I do with what has been given to me.
On the other hand, when I frame or assign a position of empowerment — to each of my circumstances regardless of how they may look — I am emboldened to believe that my circumstances are designed to work together for my good. When I choose to see that my circumstances are designed to work together for my good, my process takes on a different meaning. A feeling of hopelessness and helplessness is replaced by encouragement, motivation and empowerment because I am free to trust the process, a loving God and myself.
Consequently, I become solution focused — instead of focusing on what I may not understand or value at the present time — because I know that my circumstances are not meant to keep me down, but to build me up!
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