It’s Always Something

Everyone is struggling these days. It’s always something, isn’t it? Either it’s my job, my parents, my kids, my health, my car, my computer. I could go on. But – that’s life. It will ALWAYS be something. Life was not meant to be picture perfect, I’m afraid.

Life is a series of challenges, obstacles, and trials to be dealt with, overcome, and learned from. As long as we are on this earth, there will always be something to deal with, so we might as well get used to it, right? If we expect things to go smoothly all the time, then we will surely be disappointed, frustrated, and discouraged. On the other hand, if we realize that trials and mishaps are normal, and things do go well, which they do at times, then we will be pleasantly surprised.

So, next time you get a flat tire, forget your keys, lose your wallet or your kid calls up with some crisis, just remember “It’s always something, so I better get used to it.” Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and then tackle the problem calmly. I promise you that surrendering to whatever happens in life will bring you peace. As the saying goes, “There’s nothing going to happen to today that God and I together can’t handle.”

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It’s Always Something

Everyone is struggling these days. It’s always something, isn’t it? Either it’s my job, my parents, my kids, my health, my car, my computer. I could go on. But – that’s life. It will ALWAYS be something. Life was not meant to be picture perfect, I’m afraid.

Life is a series of challenges, obstacles, and trials to be dealt with, overcome, and learned from. As long as we are on this earth, there will always be something to deal with, so we might as well get used to it, right? If we expect things to go smoothly all the time, then we will surely be disappointed, frustrated, and discouraged. On the other hand, if we realize that trials and mishaps are normal, and things do go well, which they do at times, then we will be pleasantly surprised.

So, next time you get a flat tire, forget your keys, lose your wallet or your kid calls up with some crisis, just remember “It’s always something, so I better get used to it.” Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and then tackle the problem calmly. I promise you that surrendering to whatever happens in life will bring you peace. As the saying goes, “There’s nothing going to happen to today that God and I together can’t handle.”

Front End Alignment

Every now and then I notice my car veering off to one side of the road. Even though I want to go straight, my car is pulling in another direction. “Oh my, looks like it’s time for an alignment”, I think to myself.

In a similiar way, my life can get out of alignment. What I think, say, and do all need to be congruent; that is, in alignment. If one area is out of balance, my direction will be skewed. For example, say I want to be thinner or get my finances in order, but I continue to eat or spend too much then this area is out of balance, and my actions are not in alignment with what I want. Or maybe I desire a closer relationship with the Lord, but I am out every night of the week – not congruent.

There are so many distractions and activities that pull us in different directions and it is very easy to get side-tracked from where we really want to go or be in life. When I find myself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, it’s time to for a “front-end” alignment; time to check and see if my habits, choices, and activities all line up with my goals and values.

Where does faith come into the picture? Faith believes that God is guiding me and that when I spend time with Him, He will show me what’s really important, what needs to go and what changes I need to make. Then it’s up to me to cooperate and take action. So, friends, is it time for a “front-end alignment” in your life?

Front End Alignment

Every now and then I notice my car veering off to one side of the road. Even though I want to go straight, my car is pulling in another direction. “Oh my, looks like it’s time for an alignment”, I think to myself.

In a similiar way, my life can get out of alignment. What I think, say, and do all need to be congruent; that is, in alignment. If one area is out of balance, my direction will be skewed. For example, say I want to be thinner or get my finances in order, but I continue to eat or spend too much then this area is out of balance, and my actions are not in alignment with what I want. Or maybe I desire a closer relationship with the Lord, but I am out every night of the week – not congruent.

There are so many distractions and activities that pull us in different directions and it is very easy to get side-tracked from where we really want to go or be in life. When I find myself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, it’s time to for a “front-end” alignment; time to check and see if my habits, choices, and activities all line up with my goals and values.

Where does faith come into the picture? Faith believes that God is guiding me and that when I spend time with Him, He will show me what’s really important, what needs to go and what changes I need to make. Then it’s up to me to cooperate and take action. So, friends, is it time for a “front-end alignment” in your life?