Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
It's been said that if you don't take the risk, you might lose the chance! I like what Phillipians 4:6-7 states about not being anxious. If we pray, God will always lead us to truth.
Truth by it's very nature sets us free. We are free to be whoever or with whomever we want to be in Christ.
How do we deal with pushback from life or others?
With truth comes wisdom and discernment
Sometimes breakdowns are really breakthroughs. Sometimes setbacks are disguised as setups! Perhaps failure is success at a slower pace? Reframing your experience can help you see your life more clearly, and help you to see the positive embedded in the negative.
Having the courage to take risks, or try something new may end in failure, but at least you had the guts to give it a go. Some people play it safe their whole lives and never have the adventure their heart longs for.
In working with palliative care and hospice patients, I've noticed at the end of their lives, as they reflect on their life, they aren't holding onto their possessions, but recalling their most thrilling experiences. You only have an experience worth remembering if you step out of your comfort zone and do something that challenges you. It should scare the hell out of you!
Whether it's a big adventure or small one, do something that inspires you. Take a few risks. When you get to the autumn years of your life, you don't have to live with regret, because you'll be able to recall and reminisce about all the amazing things you did!
Be inspired, and remember you are loved!
For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul..”
Pastor Jeremy E.