The Secret Power of Troubled Times
Most of us welcome times of peace and freedom away from worry and troubles, but there is no escaping those moments of difficulty in life. We’d like to pretend that they don’t exist or that somehow we can escape the things that cause others pain. Even walking in the best blessings of life we still need to figure out how to maneuver hard moments.
But there are a lot of unnoticed perks to our troubled times. I’m sure if you look back at some of the challenging times you will realize that they might have been a catalyst in your life. I’m not saying we should just receive damaging moments as inevitable so we just take what happens to us. No, I’m not saying that at all.
These are similar to the uncomfortable paths we choose except we don’t choose these moments they just happen to us. They are circumstances that we can’t get around we must go through. In going through, we push back and challenge what we are being given. As we do that we enter into problem solving.
Some of these moments in our lives force us out of our comfort zones. I know for myself that these moments in particular forced me to strive for more than I was accepting, and forced me to look for solutions in circumstances that I would have ordinarily not even cared about or imagined.
Don’t get me wrong I would have gladly skipped over some of these moments in my life. But I see how each moment helped me to make the situation better than it would have been if I had done nothing at all.
How many times have you felt that a troubled time propelled you into something better?