In life we are faced with many different situations and struggles! Some I like call intermittent, others are more steady, while others only happen once !! If taken as a whole they overwhelm us ! This in turn can lead us to handle in inappropriate or unhealthy ways ! Such as drugs , drinking , adultery, or many other forms of outlets we have to select from on this earth! However : I feel like when we breath and break it down for it really is , then we are able to process things in a more purified light , and then go onto handling them properly!
For example : THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME
This is a issue or even a life changing event ! Like a death in the family , divorce papers , or something major that can only usually happen once in a lifetime! If looked at compounded with let’s say your child getting into trouble at school and sent home ; this could send us over the edge! But if we stop and separate the two , then view them differently we can process them without loosing our minds ! No one especially God is out to get you or punish you! We had a similar situation here recently when my mom decided she was tired of fighting her illness and we brought her home on hospice! This is definitely something you can only do once , and compiled with the other intermittent things popping up , and daily things that we in my house refer to as”LIFE“….it got crazy ! No we probably didn’t handle it perfectly, but we did help each other process each day better than we would have without looking at each individual thing!
When we step back and view the issues that arise in the light they are intended to be seen in , then we can proceed in handling them correctly ! When we go to taking them all in and putting them into one basket , then we begin to feel like the black sheep, like we are being punished and the. We begin to slip into the devils trap of separating ourselves from God ! I know I’ve been there many times ! The. I had to sit down and basically build myself a list of Life , Intermittent, and O.I.A.L issues and when they occurred, even at the same time I’d have to break them down individually! Now I will admit my wife walked me through this more than once ! Trust me I’m the last one on the planet that ever wants to admit he needs help! But I truly couldn’t have done this without her help!!
Which brings me to the closing line here !!! Find you a trusted confidant ! They don’t have to be a spouse , family member , or even a close friend ! Sometimes someone close is good and other times it’s not! But it needs to be someone you can depend on to be there no matter when you need them ! Because the first two or three weeks are going to be true hell on earth as you transition! They need to be dependable! They also need to be someone you know you will listen to ! Someone you cannot just push away easily or that will give into you once things get tough! I have found that once you have done these two things ….. you can begin to move on with your life in a more productive, happier, and vibrant manner !! You were created for so much more than just work, kids , and bills! Don’t let the issues that occur in this time here on earth be limited to dealing g with problems and their repercussions!! Whether it’s the enemy trying to keep you down or just plain life happening , you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus !!