“Remember the days you prayed for the things you have now”
This is simple. Always remember that even when times are rough and nothing is looking hopeful for you, think of all the things that you have today that you dreamed of when you were young. Be thankful for all the things you prayed for and pray for more because one day your dreams will come true.
“Transitions are an inevitable part of life. We transition from childhood to adulthood. We transition from singleness to being married. We transition form working for others to life as am entrepreneur. Transitions are more complex than going from one season and entering another, but transitions are about successfully handling the time of the in-between”
Everyone goes through changes and challenges in life. In order to grow and improve as people, we need to learn from the things that we learn at the different stages in life. For me, going through a break up has been the biggest transitional moment of my life to date. Not only did I have to learn how to let go of someone I loved, but I also had to let go of a dream and I have never ever had to let go of a dream. Growing up, we are always told to hold on to our dreams to fight for the things we want. For the first time in my life, this didn’t hold true. Dreaming became more complex and I am in the phase of handling the in-between of that situation. I think that first love teaches you a lot about yourself, especially when you lose it. Learning about yourself, and learning how to love yourself is the most imperative way to transition successfully. The things you need will come to you in time, and that is the most important thing to understand. Love where you are today and work on yourself to move forward successfully. Happy Thursday ❤
“Learn to celebrate your strengths, be prepared to address your weakness”
This is a simple one. Know what you are good at and use that to your advantage. Know what you aren’t great at, embrace it and work on it. This is the only way that you will be able to grow your intelligence and to teach others about what you know. Celebrate all that you are, and also all that you can be. You are as weak as you conceive yourself you be.
“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.”
Lately, I have been in my head overthinking about the past. Thinking about what I would have said and done differently if I had the chance to do things all over again. I have learnt, slowly but surely, that all the mistakes that we make in life happen to teach us important lessons we need to learn. If we become introspective in our search for our selves, we will find a lot of meaning behind these lessons. We will find the ways in which we need to grow and change to become better people. I interpret this quote not as the past coming back in the form of a person, but the past coming back as your thoughts. You have thought about it and resolved it already. Now, just get your brain to put it away and move forward onto something new.
“God’s perspective is unlimited. His timelines extend past our comprehension”
I think this one is to show us that there are many different outlooks to take from different situations. There are many different ways in which something can be perceived or can happen for us. We need to stop expecting our plans for the future to take effect immediately when we can’t exactly predict the future. We need to have hope in the process and have faith that we will understand everything in due time.
“You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick”
I think that this one is pretty self explanatory. I think that many of us have heard that popular phase, “Don’t go back to what broke you expecting to be fixed” or something like that. This phrase relates to me as I get over my breakup in the sense that the stress from the relationship and the after effects have made me sick mentally through overthinking and emotional pain. In order to move forward, it would serve me best not to look to the past for answers and solace, but to move forward in a more positive light. It takes time to get over sickness and in this case grief is my form of sickness. I need to change my environment (mindset) in order to cure myself of the pain and to grow stronger for the future.
“If the enemy sees that you’re struggling in any area, he will purposefully attack you where you’re weak. Keep praying for God’s power!”
I have been struggling with the thought and wondering of how people stop caring about each other. How does one just stop caring about someone that they loved and cared for deeply? How come the good ones that try their best never get fought for or never get their love reciprocated? Why are we always struggling to find others who will see us for who we truly are? I have been attacked profusely by this idea over the past few days and while I am getting closer to accepting the fact that we are not all able to continuously care for each other, it is harder to accept the fact that people can turn around and be so mean and cold to those who were once so close to them. This does perplex me often. I will keep praying for the strength to continuously show love to others even when I find it hard to show that same love to myself.