My random thought of the day is on how we handle our battles. What brings this to mind is that a few of my friends have recently shared their battles with me and it reminds me of how strong we all are, no matter if we know it or not. Often it takes a major event to occur in our life before we realize our strength. Sometimes we don’t realize how strong we are and how others view us as. The fact of the matter is, we all have this incredible strength within us.
I’m going to write a little on two very different situations. The first one is how one might deal with the loss of a job. There are times when we immediatly begin looking for a new job and there are times when we fight with the unemployment office to extend benifits to us. Do you know how incredibly devistated one can feel at a time like this? Often we feel defeat wash over us and it’s important that we remind ourselves of our strength. The truth is, we can all overcome the loss of a job, sure we might have to cut our expenses or even accept a position that pays less money, but the fact of the matter is that it’s not as devestating as we think it is. Would you agree?
I’m going to touch briefly on another situation and I want to point out that the reason that I chose these two battles is that they highlight how we can find our strength. Anyhow I have this remarkable friend and I’m not going to disclose her name, but she has overcome a few battles with cancer, other illness and was now recently diagnosed with Leukemia. As she receives chemo-therapy, I can’t help but admire her strength. She is incredibly young to have had all these obstacles thrown her way, but I guess we are all thrown different types of obstacles in our lives, aren’t we? I know that I’ve been thrown more than I sometimes feel is my share.
The truth is there is no designated amount of struggle. We all have to go through it and learn how to deal with it. We all have to learn how to find our strength. I know that both of the people I wrote about here, are fighters. I know that they’re not going to give up and that they’re going to fight till the end. There are people out there that may not be as strong and who may not know how to deal with their personal situations. I would like to ask you to pray for them. Pray for all of us and for our battle to find our strength.