“He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” – John 8:7
It is a shame that when change occurs, human nature acts out in a selfish manner. Who is truly entitled to cast blame and doubt on anyone except the blameless?
Yet no one is blameless even though some believe they are above the others.
Let us get deeper.
When devastation occurs in a person’s life such as the loss of a loved one, would you not agree that this is a “major storm” in life? Who would want such tragedies to occur? Who can we blame for our circumstances?
Who has the courage to choose resilience over resistance?
Only the brave and successful people do!
These people choose to be resilient no matter the circumstances. It is not an easy road but imagine if more people were to exercise this privilege – would our world be a better place to live or at the very least, tolerate?
I choose to be resilient rather than become resistant to the changes in my little world. It is not easy losing two wives in a three-year span of time while losing my employment during that same period and having to reinvent myself. Some would have given up on life, blame others, or choose to hide in hopes to stop the madness.
No, I chose to be resilient by publishing a book, finding a new passion with health & wellness, married a wonderful woman of God, embraced my step-sons, and looking forward to what life will bring in the next 30+ years (yes, I plan to live a good long life).
Most of all, I know that without my Lord and Savior in my life, all of these triumphs would not be possible. God has blessed me with talents and I willingly share it with others wherever possible. This is my mission as I enter the late-50’s.
Have I endured many storms of change? You betcha!
Will I experience more storms in my future? Of course!
Will I become exhausted at some point in my life from all the battles to come? I may become physically tired but my heart and mind will always choose to strive forward with resilience.
No matter what you are going through right now, please know that someone (somewhere) is having it worse than you!
I would encourage you to lean on the One who is truly in control of everything – God Almighty!
As it is stated in the Bible:
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2 Cor. 12)
I always lean on Him who gives me strength. My prayer is that you will do the same the next time you are in the midst of your next storm in life.