The journey of life is amazing but it does present struggles throughout it! These struggles come unexpected, will knock us off our feet, and will have us wanting to give up and throw in the towel as a method of escape. We have financial struggles, relationship struggles (in its variety of forms), health struggles, spiritual struggles, and even struggles within ourselves that we constantly battle with.
There are moments when we question God and ask Him why do we have to struggle so much and for how long? What did we do to deserve the struggles when we appear to be better than some of the worst with our character and actions? What do we do? Where do we go from here?
The harder we try to come out of the rut(s), the deeper we seem to fall in them. When we seem to rise above our struggles, it only lasts temporarily. We have no sustainability and no way of escape as it appears that our struggles are constantly attacking us in full force. These attacks are so intense that it feels like the shake of a powerful earthquake. We are faced with how to conquer these struggles of life.
So now we start to ponder, ask questions, and try to formulate a plan that in which conquering is the center of.
We first must began to evaluate our struggles to see what can feasibly be done to address them. We must then address them head on! Sometimes this hurts because it brings out the truth of the matter, especially, when it concerns those familiar people, places, and things that we have become accustomed to dealing with. Next, we must formulate a realistic and workable plan that will work directly towards those people, places, and things that we are struggling to overcome. We must be real with ourselves and face all necessary realities. If we fail to do so, we are setting ourselves up to fail becoming overcomers of life’s struggles. Finally, we must revisit, reevaluate, and make any amendments to our plan. This will sometimes entail the identification of new causes and people that negatively affect and present as a struggle obstacle. Be mindful that as part of this process, we may fall and even seem to hit a brick wall but we must not lay dormant and refuse to rise up!
The most important part of any struggle is the rising up after the fall! Each time we rise with more power and strength to conquer life’s struggles. In spite of the obstacles that life brings to us and during these times, we can’t seem to see beyond our circumstances, we must remain steadfast! It is then and only then that we are actively “Conquering Life’s Struggles”!