“Instead of running away from challenges, embrace them, eager to gain all the blessings I have hidden in the difficulties. Don’t waste energy regretting the way things are or thinking about what might have been [or thinking life is unfair.] Start at the present moment – accepting things exactly as they are – and search for My way in the midst of those circumstances.”
Sarah YoungJesus Calling
I can’t begin to tell you how important this is; or how much I count on this promise of His blessings. There are times – each and every day – when I find myself eyeing the path of self-centeredness and pity. And if I allow it to open before me, there is no end to the reasons I can find for feeling sorry for myself. (I rarely have trouble with that particular list.) But it is a path that leads nowhere and I know that.
As Sarah Young writes, each day begins with the “present moment”. How it unfolds from there is up to me. Each step – forward or backward - is a decision of mine manifested.
I believe I will refill my cup and look for the blessings of the day ahead. Life can be good despite its ever present challenges! He has promised!