What is happening around you? What kind of environment are you living in? What are you being exposed to on a daily basis? I ask these questions because these things have an impact on you. They have an impact on the way you think and they have an impact on the way you view life. This is a constant battle I find myself in. It has always been a battle. The challenge is to not let your present circumstances determine your destiny. It’s ok if your present circumstances are positive, but what happens when it’s bad? What happens when everyone is talking negatively, and everyone is discouraged? What happens when your future looks bleak, or you THINK it looks bleak, what then?
Here are 4 reasons why you should not let your present circumstances have the final say in your life –
1. Just because things are not going well now does not mean your future is going to be the same. Your present circumstances are not forth coming attractions of your future. Things will get better, much better.
2. Your present circumstances have the potential to determine the kind of choices you make. Even if things are hard and you see no end to the misery make a choice to trust God. The fact is, there is an end to the hard times. Winters always end! Don’t let the “winter” you are going through right now determine and dictate what choices you will make. Step out, pursue what God has called you to do. Don’t shrink back, don’t fear. I have done the latter two a lot! Because things were hard and seemed bleak I thought my future was pretty much the same. But that is not the case. And this is the battle I fight constantly. God has an amazing plan for us and no matter what the enemy brings our way we need to keep our eyes on Jesus and what He has spoken to us.
3. The next thing I have found is that my present circumstances tend to dictate what I should expect! If things are hard and difficult don’t expect much I am told. Just get by. Don’t trust God for too much…….!
Please, don’t let your current circumstance determine what you expect. Maybe you don’t have the money you need but don’t let that stop you from pursuing what God has called you to do. Don’t allow your circumstances determine your expectations. Expect God to do great things in your life even if things are falling apart in your life. He will come through for you.
4. The last thing is so important. All the points I have mentioned are important but this one needs special consideration. Don’t let your present circumstances dictate your faith in God. Your present circumstances have a way of blurring God’s greatness. It’s hard to see God when things are crazy in your life. It’s hard to see God when nothing seems to be working. Don’t let your circumstances dictate your faith in God. Keep trusting in God. Don’t lose heart. God can be trusted. If everything fails your faith is the one thing that should remain. I have to make a conscious decision to trust God. Even when I feel discouraged, even when nothing seems to be working and even when things don’t look like they are going to change.
I hope this post helped you. In fact I hope it made sense to you! If not, please don’t hesitate to ask me for clarity where unclear or if you need to add something, please feel free to do so.
When I talk about present circumstances I am talking about the difficult times we go through, the hard times, the confusing times. I just thought I should make that clear. I pray your faith continues to be strong in the face of adverse circumstances. God wants us to trust Him because He knows the end. Things will get better, much better. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and winters always come to an end! It’s all because of God’s grace…..Amen
Thank you for your post, and for your good thoughts. Please have a blessed day. Pastor. Equipping The Saints
You welcome Pastor!
This was such a great thoughts. It’s all just because of God’s grace. Amen and Amen! Many blessings to you.
Thank you Karina…..! Bless you.
Great post! Your four points were spot on. Our circumstances and bad situations do have an end date and although things look and feel bleak we can make it through. Winters always end! So true! You made me think of a poem I wrote! Hugs Valarie
Thanks Valarie. You should share the poem. Would love to read it.
Great! Keep me posted. You will be just fine. Remember, Perfected Love (God’s Love) cast out all fear. Valarie
Now that’s good word! Thanks so much for the uplifting post.
Be A Blessing!
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Awesome post! Very powerful words of encouragement. Thanks so much! I appreciate you. 🙂
Thank you Erica….
Great message. Its hard to see your way out of the monsoon but God is faithful. Thanks for the reminder
Great post! Yes it is all about trusting God; after all he is Sovereign over all and is in control. Our circumstances can make us shrink back, but we should push through. God’s there with us.
Amen Barbara….God is here with us. He is the One who is in control and directing our every step even in the most adverse of situations!
Thank you and bless you.
This is right! I’m so glad to see a post like this, because not only do these points resonate with me, but they are also things I care about and write about as well. It is ultimately important to hold on to our faith and trust in God in all circumstances. It’s not easy but it’s the only way to live! Thank you so much for sharing Rolain.