When you face troubles, problems, hardships, heartaches, trials, tribulations and difficulties, how do you see them? A phrase came to me that encompasses how we handle them. The phrase-- it is a time. See these as a time in your life for one of two things to happen.
When these times happen, it is a time for you to draw near to God or a time for you to distance yourself from Him. It is a time for you to learn a great spiritual lesson through it or it is a time for you to quit and give up. It is a time for you to be strengthened in your faith or get weary and not press forward. It is a time for you to seek the Lord or a time to walk away from following Him. It is a time for you to grow in grace and knowledge or a time to complain and stop growing. It is a time for you to get revelation of His ways and acts or get discouraged and go in the opposite direction. It is a time for you to walk by faith or a time for you to walk by sight. It is a time for you to trust Him in spite of it all or a time for you to accuse Him. It is a time for you to lean to your own understanding or a time for you to acknowledge Him and get His understanding. It is a time for you to surrender to His will or a time for you to turn to your own will.
During these times, you have a choice to do one of two things. You will either make what you are going through a time to get closer, go higher, get stronger, gain more, overcome and be victorious in the Lord, or you can choose to make it a time to walk in defeat, confusion, discouragement and give up. Which will it be?
Have a great day. When the trying times of life come, what kind of time will you choose to make it?
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Coffee Break is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezellwww.mastersbuisness.org