Whatever you are going through right now is not who you are. It is what is happening. Don’t try to resist it. Don’t even try to fix it if you cannot. But do not let it take you down. Instead of worrying about it, focus your thoughts and energy on making it better.
When something is already bad, it is your responsibility to make it better, not worse. You can make your situation or your condition better by focusing your thoughts on positive things. Try as much as possible to remove all negative thoughts from your mind. Because the more you focus on negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. Don’t do that to yourself. You have the power to change your life. No one can change you but you.
Sometimes we create our own hard times. We focus our thoughts on what is not working for us. When you focus on what is not working for you, you will always find what is not working. You will always focus on problems, not solutions. If you really want to live well during hard times, according to Augustine of Hippo, “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such as the times.”
We cannot go through life without experiencing difficult times. We are going to experience more than one difficulties times. Difficult times are always going to be there. They are part of our lives. We cannot do without them.
It is okay to experience difficult times. It is okay to find ourselves in a very deep hole. The question is, “Are we going to keep digging or are we going seek help?” How you answer this question will determine whether you will be able to cope with difficult times or not.
How we handle difficult times is what separate the poor from the rich. It is not what happens to you, it is how you deal with it that counts. It is not what you are going through that matters, it is what you do with what you are going through that matters. It is not where you are today that matters, it is where you are going and what you are learning from where you are that matters. It is not where you have been that counts, it is where you are going that counts. It is not what people have done to you that counts, it is whether you forgive yourself that counts.
When you are going through difficult times, do not worry yourself. Be positive. Be patient. Do not focus on what is going on in your life. Focus on what you are learning from what you are going through. Difficult times are here to teach you a lesson. Be ready to learn from difficult times. Open your heart to learn from them. If you learn from them, you will gain from them.
Barbara De Angelis said, “Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.” You will see the opportunities in difficult times if you open your heart to them. Remember, a closed mind is a dead mind. If you want to learn from your situation, open your mind.
When you are going through difficult times, do not think about negative things. Think about positive things. It is when your mind is in a positive state that you can go through your difficult times without breaking your back. Always remain positive.
During difficult times, you need to be yourself. Love yourself. Accept yourself. Surround yourself with positive people. Do not be around negative people. They will suck up your energy. You need your positive energy to through your difficult times without breaking your back.
Remember that you can’t get to good times without first going through the bad times. That is what life is all about. Life is a mixture of everything- good times and sad times.
During difficult times, do not beat yourself up. It is not going to last forever. Difficult times are temporary, not permanent. If it is bad now does not mean that it is going to be bad forever. Nothing lasts forever.
What you are going through right now will not last forever. You will last forever. Amen!