Get over it

If life throws you a curve ball, get over it! It is easy to feel sorry for yourself and play the woe is me syndrome but I encourage you not to fall into that trap. People who succumb to that belief and attitude end up sowing seeds of bitterness and when they take root they only product bitter fruit. A critical mind, words like life is unfair and God hates me are poison pills that eventually destroy. Don't go there! Instead get over it! Re-think your situation, seek a healthy solution and continue to push forward knowing that God has a plan for you and your life.

When you see everything through a critical lens, bitterness follows you and taints your perception. Don't go there. Possibly you need a life adjustment, you know:

  • adjusting the way you see your life
  • adjusting words and statements that you speak and think about
  • adjusting your attitude and behavior
  • adjusting how you live and the environment that you have surrounded yourself in

Start living in the present moment and create the healthy habit of only allowing positive thoughts to enter your thinking process. There is a reason and a purpose for all the struggles and challenges that we encounter in life. It is part of the reason we are here on Earth to learn our lessons and to remember to always seek God. To trust in him and allow God to show us how to overcome whatever it is that we are facing.

Nick Vujicic is a man born in Australia without any arms or legs. If anyone should look at life and feel bitter, it is Nick but instead, he has accepted the hand that life has dealt him and he travels the world sharing his messages of positivism and trust in God. If this man can do it, you certainly can do it too. Don't let a bad attitude or behavior pattern stand in your way. When you open the door to negative thoughts, the enemy floods your mind with more negativity and self-pity and soon you are sinking deeper and deeper into anger, disappointment and bitterness. If you take what looks like a disadvantage and see it in a new light and with new eyes, you will be in the right place to receive the gifts that God has in store for you. It is not a disadvantage in God's eyes, it is an opportunity to encounter your life in a different way.

Get over your pity party! Get over feeling sorry for yourself and get over living with the past. Don't allow your life to be dictated by what others have done to you, instead grow from those experiences. Resentment, anger, hurt feelings and abuse are simply experiences that you encountered to teach you a lesson and to learn from. Once you have learned what you need to learn, you no longer need to have those experiences again. Situations occur and re-occur in our lives because we haven't learned our lesson yet. This is the time to place your energy in the right direction, let go of the past and understand the message so you can move on. Take responsibility for your situations and empower yourself to change.

No one determines your destiny but you and God. Your life is secure in the eye of God. Believe, trust and have faith as you declare: "I will not let any thing or any one stop me from fulfilling my destiny."

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013