There is a great myth in this world that hard stuff is bad stuff.
A myth that makes us perseverate on the bad and prohibits us from realizing the greater changes that could occur through this hard stuff.
Like working out physically hard at the gym, our bodies are capable of great changes by adding resistance and effort to breakdown our muscles so they can be built up stronger.
When dealing with the hard stuff that comes up in our life, our minds are capable of using these difficult times to create breakthrough and change our lives.
This story is just surfacing to share and bring freedom that is created when a breakdown can create a breakthrough.
Hindsight is 20/20 and there is nothing like watching death unfold to provide hindsight.
Two months after my mom died, it was the season of winter, outside and inside my soul. The cold had settled in. It was dark.
Two months after my mom died, I sat down and made a decision.
Would I allow her life and death fill me with bitterness or anger or would incredible good come from a life well-lived?
I chose finding the greater good, trusting God’s goodness and greater plan. It was an easy choice as a wise counsellor had been teaching me about not judging things as either good or bad, but just noticing them. In this choice, I daily looked for good while still rowing my boat of grief in the waves of sadness. Every day, great goodness kept unfolding in front of us.
For this breakthrough moment in that cold, wintery day, I am incredibly grateful. It has not only provided trips of our dreams, a business that uses all my gifts, amazing nutritional products to fuel our bodies, but an incredible opportunity to grow personally.
For all we can do.
For the ways we can be.
With daily discipline.
And humility from the lessons of life
Breakdown creating breakthrough.