So I woke up with the question bothering my mind. What should we do when life seems topsy turvy or what should be our attitude when life seems topsy turvy?
Many times in life we seem to be discouraged, things are not going the way it should, and we are not really getting the good things we desire from life.
Well, let me say, there is a way out.
Life is like a double edged sword with a sharp side and a blunt side.I relate the sharp side as the bright side of life, and the good side of life while the blunt side as the challenge-filled, and rough side of life.
But then, what should we do when the sword (life) turned to the blunt side WITHOUT our consent?
- Take a breath and smile!
And then, speak to it, “You turned to the blunt side without my consent, my God will turn you to the bright and sharp side without your permission and you won’t be able to recover from it.
Prov 30:18,19 says, “there be there things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not. The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
These four things represent difficult situations and challenges.”
First, the way of an eagle in the air:
this represent the movement of an eagle in the air. As the wind becomes fierce and the storm increase, the eagle is elevated. So,the eagle rejoice because it moves and soar higher and higher even in the midst of the storm.
So, our first attitude is that, we should rejoice because the difficult situations is a blessing in disguise… There is always a way out.
The way of a serpent upon a rock:
not a smooth rock as you may think, a rock filled with thorns. For the serpent to get to the top of the rock, it must be filled with wisdom to avoid the thorns.
Sometimes, the missing ingredient to get out of a difficult situations might be wisdom.
But then, when we lack it, even strength will not able to do justice to it.
Pray For wisdom!
the ship in the midst of the sea:
the greatest fear that can ever grip a sailor in a ship is when, in the middle of the sea, a fierce storm arises, swindling the ship in different directions, making it seem as though the ship will capsize in the next minute. What a difficult situation!But then, faith in God can calm the storm
Remember the particular story of Jesus and the disciples. And Jesus said, peace be still!
Yes, declare peace be still! into that difficult situations, declare it and announce it… Peace!! Be still! Let God be exhalted and let those difficult situations be silenced…
The man with a maid:
difficult situations arises in your relationship, challenges may come your way but then, God will never let you down because he has done it, he is doing it and will continue to do it.He is aware of that situation, so our disposition and conduct matters when faced with challenges.
Know that, challenges are ladders to achievement.You might not understand the situation at the moment but understand God and he will turn the storm to a pathway to elevation as the eagle soar high in the midst of the storm.
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