By Chanel Davis
Challenges arise, and the instinct of reaction immediately takes over. We choose to either rise to the occasion to defeat the storm or panic due to the expectation that everything will always go how we want.
As a Christian, I often forget that I, too, am susceptible to things going wrong. I sometimes think that as long as I am a believer in Christ, I will not have troubles. I get the feeling that everything has to go perfectly. Although, I know this is not realistic.
Changing your mindset from victim to conqueror is not easy. I feel sometimes people view Christians as those who do everything right and never fall short. Like we are the example of the ultimate invincible individuals.
News flash. I am not!
When I am faced with storms, I lean on my faith and understanding of who God is. I am learning to change my language from asking, “why me” to directly telling the storm, “I command you to cease.”
Romans 8:28 states:
“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
In the midst of a storm, there is always a light and a lesson. Be anxious for nothing. Not even for the ending of the storm. There is a purpose for the challenges we are presented with. Whether by cause or association.
The power in your tongue can change more than you know. It starts with your language.
I often am concerned about my relationships. Especially with family and how close-knit our interactions are and knowing that the older we become, those are the most critical individuals we have in this world.
The value is high when the quality of how the time spent is more appreciated than the frequency.
Though those troubles when you start to feel like you are running out of options, remember how much worse you have survived.
Even better than that, you went through it, you learned, you experienced, and most importantly, you survived to take away from it.
So when the storm comes, be sure to tell it to cease and blow away. Have a mindset of knowing you can get through anything. Big or small. Hurricane or light rain.
This, too, shall pass.
Chanel Davisis a contributing writer and the creator and operator of the Diary Of A Chocolate Girl podcast aiming to connect with chocolate girls all over through personal experiences and opinions with mild humor and a spiritual flare. Be sure to connect on IG and Facebook @DiaryofaChocolateGirl