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I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. Psalm 119:15


It is almost impossible to avoid some form of distraction from your dreams or normal life, and to wish for a life without any distractions is like a caterpillar wishing to fly without going through the whole transformation progress.

Some distractions may be necessary changes we need to move to the next phase of our growth. These may be hidden in trials and temptations. In the school of life, you cannot promote to the next class without passing the first, and in order for you to pass, you will actually have to take the test. There is no skipping or shortcut.

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The struggle to leave the cocoon is what strengthens the butterfly’s wings so she can fly. I am about to become something beautiful. Tricia Stirling

The struggle is part of the process. Your struggle is not an indication of failure, inability, or inadequacy. When we struggle without seeing much progress we tend to conclude that we are not good enough for the situation or circumstances, but I can tell you that we are wrong in most cases. 



For example, last semester I was taking one medication and insomnia was one of the side effects. I was left with less sleep every night and woke at 2 or 3 am every morning no matter when I went to bed. I had to change some habits and sleeping patterns. It wasn’t an easy adjustment but I found a Christian Mediation app (Abide) that helped me endure the process.

What I am trying to say is that sometimes when unpleasant situations or circumstances happen we must adjust and change our perspective. Although I am done taking the medication and the side effects stopped, my life has changed for better and the effort was rewarding. I am reading more scripture and often meditating on bible verses or chapters.

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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

This is one of my favorite verses to read and meditate on. I admonish all of you to fight the good fight and not give up or give in but be of good cheer and wait for the best to come. Certainly, the best is yet to come. These are trying times for the whole world, and we all affected. Even though we are all affected in different ways, let’s encourage one another and focus on the Lord. Don’t let all these distractions steal us away from God’s purpose. Remember, no matter what this too shall pass.



Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Reflection

How can I find purpose in this season and use it for the glory of God? What happens if I allow these distractions to steal me away from my purpose? Is God calling for my attention or does he want me to learn something?

It is hard to see the good in anything that takes away our peace of mind and causes discomfort, but there is beauty in trusting God. He holds the world in his hands. Nothing is too big for him to handle. Distractions may cause delay but cannot stop your destiny. Take heart. God is still on His throne.

Thank you for reading. Stay Blessed Always!

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