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My experience has taught me that what happens in and to my life is not as important as how I respond to what happens in and to my life today.
I am not saying that what happens in my life is not important. On the contrary, I am saying that I have come to realize that what has happened and happens in my life is all working together for my good.
Consequently, I have discovered that I am empowered by how I chose to respond to the circumstances and experiences that become a part of my life because:
- I realize that I no longer need to believe that I am being victimized by what happens to me.
- I realize that I can be empowered by each and every circumstance and experience that becomes part of my life.
- I realize that my circumstances and experiences — regardless of how they may look at the present time — are in reality gifts.
- I realize that the lessons that I am learning — through the gifts that I am given — prepare me for the opportunities that are given to me.
- I realize that the lessons that I am learning and the opportunities that I am given are collectively pointing me in the direction of my destiny.
- I realize that I do not have to know or have the big picture, because the process is more important than the destination.
- I realize that I can trust the process, a loving God and myself, because I no longer have to rely on my own understanding.
- I realize that I can own how I react to people, places and things — in my life — because my reactions are more about me than anyone or anything.
- I realize that I can own my uncomfortable feelings instead of projecting my uncomfortable feelings onto my relationships.
- I realize that I no longer have to be perfect, but instead when I have wronged someone I can take the necessary steps to make amends.
- I realize that I can change what I am doing — when I become sick and tired of being sick and tired — to get different results.
- I realize that I no longer have to feel trapped, because more options exist — than I may presently may be able to see.
Through my experience I have discovered that by taking advantage of the above realizations, I am able to have an active, rather than reactive role in my life.
If I may ask, as you think about the phrase, “Our circumstances are not meant to keep us down, but they are meant to build us up!” please take some time to share your thoughts with me. Thank you.
You may share your thoughts with me through a comment or a confidential email.
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