a life ruined …
“She ruined my life.”
“He ruined my life.”
“You’ve ruined my life.”
Have you heard it before? Or maybe the words came from your own mouth?
Can I whisper a hard truth your way? You are the only one who can ruin your life.
Sure, I’ll admit with you . . . other people definitely have influence on things that happen in our lives. Things that are unfair, that hurt and cause us pain.
But it’s your life.
You’re the only one who can control the way you react to a situation.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung
If you’ve been dealt a bad hand in life, I want to encourage you to move past it and grow from it. I know it’s not easy. Believe you me, I know! But what’s the alternative? Living an anxiety-driven life? Drowning in ugly thoughts, sleepless nights, bitterness . . . hatred maybe?
When something bad happens, you have three choices:
You can let it define you,
let it destroy you,
or let it strengthen you.
When you allow yourself to move past the deception of thinking someone else could be responsible for ruining your life … it’s then you’ll be allowing God to step in and begin healing. I know that to be true.
God’s desire is for you to live free. He sacrificed for your freedom. It’s a gift. Take it!
Think about this truth friends … one becomes a slave to their choices. If you choose to think someone else has ruined your life, you become a slave to that thought. And you’ll never allow yourself to move past it.
Can I encourage you to believe that you, and you alone* are responsible for the ending to your story?
*disclaimer :: you and God :)