Problem or Challenge?

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A good friend of mine recently gave a talk about the power of our words and the impact that they have on us, spiritually, emotionally and physically. It was an amazing talk and really got me thinking about the words I choose to use when I speak to people, but more importantly, the words I speak to myself.

Over the years, I have been pretty bad at negative self-talk and from that flows the words I speak out loud and the way I see myself. It affects not only me, but also the people around me and especially my family. For so many years, I listened to the lies of the enemy who would tell me I was useless, that I was worthless and would never amount to anything. I would tell myself these things so often I soon started to believe them, I started to believe it as truth! It clouded the way I looked at life and had a huge impact on me. Even though I knew God’s truth, it was easier for me to just believe the lies of the enemy.

It is something I have been working on for a while. I know I am a work in progress and I know eventually I will believe God’s truth over the enemies lies.

AnotherĀ thing she talked about being the way we look at things. If we say to ourselves, we have a problem, we automatically think we can’t solve it so almost give up before we even start to look at a solution. But if we approach it as a challenge, something inside of us goes “Right, I need to solve this” and we take action! A challenge or a problem can have the same solution, but we will work it out differently depending on the way we look at it!

Personally, I love a challenge….. Don’t tell me I can’t, cause that will only make me work harder to prove to you that I can!

So this week I choose to see those little hurdles that come up as a challenge. They are there to be solved and nothing is too hard that God and I can’t work through it together!

a challenge