Our lives are filled with good times and bad times. I translate this into Mountain top times and valley times. Life is not a continuing straight line that will take us from point A to point B. There are many curves and ups and downs and crossroads that take us on different directions filled with various experiences;some good and some bad. How we act and respond during each time will determine our next direction and experience. As a Christian I believe we are given one life to live with a purpose. I have chosen, God to direct my life due to me listening and obeying His call. But in this I still hold an overall choice. God gives me the desired direction, then leaves it with me to make the choice to follow. My choice will ultimately decide weather I have a mountain top or valley experience.
My recent time in Hospital was a very low valley experience;filled with pain and frustration. But I chose to allow God control and help me see the right way to handle the situation. I chose rather than keeping sad, angry or depressed about the situation , I chose to keep positive, relying on Gods strength to keep going with a positive attitude. It was hard, very hard, especially when I had the collection of fluid form and wound back in hospital after only one and a half weeks out. Because I made this choice, I started to experience an uplifting in my spirit . This was an experience where I could see past my pain and above my circumstance and see purpose and new direction that was part of Gods plan for my life. I gained peace and an assurance and that I was on the way to recovery. Also, that the valley time, time of pain and sickness had purpose of its own. For me it was a time of character growth and learning to be patient, wait, allowing God to work His plan through my life.
I became stronger as a person through the time to which I now apply to future experiences. I now know i am back climbing my mountain filled with peace and assurance but knowing I will also have future valleys. The difference being that I can take what I have learned from this experience and apply it to the future, believing in faith that I will continue to climb the mountain to complete my purpose in life and fulfill all that God has set for me in this given life. To this i am very thankful to God for His strength, gifting and the huge amount of support around me.
I encourage you to face your valley times with a different perspective. Don’t see them as negative experiences that knock you back and hold you from moving forward. See them as opportunities to grow stronger as a person and create launching pads to step off into new and exciting times filled with joy and assurance that you are living the way you were created to live, that your life holds purpose and direction that serves as example to others to follow so they too may learn to face their valleys and find their mountain to climb. Remembering in all this to NEVER GIVE UP!!