It is often quite a challenge, as we navigate the difficult moments we experience. In light of this difficulty, there are 5 attitudes we must adopt that will get us through the hardest times. Life’s uncertainty can get us really anxious. We must therefore adapt a resilient spirit in order to harness victory from the fountain of life.
I have a friend who will never go on a roller coaster ride. His argument is that he stays away from whatever he’s not able to control.
Even Though my friend is able to stay away from roller coasters, there are some situations we cannot stay away from. Sometimes our only way out, is going right through. In difficult moments, it is our attitude that determines our altitude. Most times we’ll have little control over the issues of life, but we always have total control over how we respond to them.
We can live in fear, or we can trust God and live by faith.
What happens when you travel through the most difficult times?
Time is duration. It is the passing of our struggles and the lasting of our pains. The question is “how do we endure the most difficult times?” This question is relevant because endurance is our only hope. We must endure our difficulties in order to realize our victories.
Many times we travel through the most perilous times. Times we are wounded with indelible aches, yet these are times that we must undertake. In our most difficult moments we become filled with hurt, fear and hopelessness. We are often most vulnerable, when we pass through our troubled waters. Yet we must stay afloat. The battle was not meant to break us, it was meant to make us better and stronger than before.
In our hardest times, let us remember the source of our strength which is Jesus. Our Redeemer lives, and He wants to see us living victoriously.
As we travel through the badlands, our only hope is to make it through.
Navigating Our Hard Times
As we challenge the inevitable, let’s remain calm in our spirits. All that go on will one day become our past. Let’s adapt the understanding that our life is made up of many seasons, and this is just one of them.
There is nothing new happening to you, and you are never in it alone. The same God who called the heavens and the earth to come forth, is the same God who has proclaimed your redemption. Don’t be afraid.
There are people who have been so battered that they have changed in form. One day I was in the elevator going to my apartment, and little did I know that I looked really worried. A very friendly lady entered the elevator for a short while and as she came off she said, “have a good day and don’t worry so much.”
I didn’t know that I looked so worried. At that time I was in some serious trouble. My life was falling apart and I was so unsure. I felt like a homeless and hopeless little man trying to make sense of what was going on. Was God really there or did He shortfall on His Word?
As I reflected on the life giving words from the lady on the elevator, I consider how they are so bitter sweet. On the one hand, she made such a huge impact that shifted my mood, yet on the other hand her words pointed out the perplexity in me.
You might wonder what’s the point I am trying to make. I am trying to point you to some strategies you can employ in your life that will help you to endure your difficulties. As we travel in time, we travel through our badlands. Whether it be poverty in its many forms, or sickness or loneliness, we often cry for help. I want to point you to this help.
Sometimes help is so hard to find yet help is everywhere. All things are for us as much as God is for us. In our depravity let us remember that God is for us. The fact that God is for us means that no power in heaven and earth can overcome us unless God allows it.
Here are five attitudes that we can all adapt, in order to reach our individual destinations.
5 Attitudes That Will Get You Through The Hardest Times
1. Never Give Up :
Never giving up is predominant among the 5 attitudes that will get you through the hardest times. The most important decision that you can ever make, is the decision to never give up, no matter what. To Never Give Up means that as you travel through life’s most challenging moments, you keep going. Life will get hard but keep getting stronger and more robust.
You will fall down sometimes, yet get up, girth your stance and keep going. It doesn’t matter which direction our problems come from, what matters it that each situation that comes, we challenge it the same way, to never give up.
2.Burn Your Bridges :
Another important thing you must do in order to continue, is to make sure you can’t go back. As we speak about the 5 attitudes that will help you get through the hardest times, this is probably the most important one. This is because the past is often the most difficult to let go. To burn the bridges means to cut all ties that would lead you back into the past to ensure you have to go on.
Given the choice to go back or to stay, we naturally go back. Going back is the easier option and that’s why we have to make sure we can’t go back.
Early in my twenties I migrated from my home country. I sold everything I had and I resigned from my job. When I migrated I wondered “What have I just done?”This was because life became really difficult for me. I wanted to go back home so badly, but each time I remembered that I had nothing to go back to, I had to keep going.
Can you detach yourself from your past, in order to advance into your future? If you need some help doing this, Here’s a resource that can help. I’m Breaking Up With My Past: 11 Verses for Living Free
3. Be Faithful In Learning The Many Lessons
Some of the most sacred and life changing lessons are learnt in the fiery furnace of despair. When our wounds bleed, we empathize with the ones who bleed. As life processes us through its furnace, it also purifies us as gold.
Some of the most humble and loving people I have met are those who have passed through hell but made it out alive. In your faithfulness just keep going, and be strong while learning the lessons as you move along.
A strong person is not born strong, but rather learns to be strong. We must pass the tests of life in order to advance into our full potential. As we fall down, we learn to get up. When we have to be strong, we learn to be strong.
4. Empower Yourself:
Self empowerment is a key attitude, if we are to make it through the hardest times. Almost all the knowledge that we lack is somewhere hidden in a book or a blog or in someone’s heart. Don’t be afraid to empower yourself beyond your weakness, because that is the death of weakness.
Saturate yourself with power and life giving truth and the fear and bewilderment will vanish. Work on yourself, take care of yourself and find peace with the thought that it will be well. If it’s not ok just know it is not the end because in the end it will be ok. Keep Going.
5. Empower Those Around You:
Little did you know, that as you empower your surrounding, you are empowered. As you speak the breath of life in someone else’s situation, this breath of life is sufficient for you. There have been many instances where I was able to empower the people around me while being blessed from the occasion.
Sometimes the words that I speak I have never heard before. Often when I read over what I write, I am truly blessed. In your own little way, empower the people you interact with. Whether it is through your conversations, your writing, or your presence. It really doesn’t matter how, what matters is that you offer such kindness as to empower the people around you.
As We Conclude