Sucky Setbacks

Life is full of things that try to push us down.. We all face setbacks and disappointments. It's easy at times to feel discouraged, lose our enthusiasm, inspiration and motivation.

In the past, I have struggled in a multitude of setbacks but I thank God that faith and having an extremely stubborn bounce back mentality helped me to overcome life challenges to become stronger. So, I want to encourage you to have that bounce back mentality just the same. It means when you get knocked down - and kicked while you are knocked down, you don't stay down, you get up again!





You must keep in mind that....


Setbacks are only temporary.

Sometimes, they may not feel like they are - but they are. It is hazardous to lounge around feeling sorry for yourself and complaining about how horrible things are----for too long. You have to use all your might to determine what the lesson is in the situation and exactly what healthy solution you can apply to get moving again.


Often, your intellect will have to override your emotions to help with a kick-start. This is a good practice to train yourself to do if you are a person who is very sensitive and generally operates on emotion and acts on a whim. Avoid leaning on drugs and alcohol - throwing yourself in idle won't help for betterment and upward mobility. You want to gain control, not lose more---now is not the time to dive into la-la land----you want to become stronger, tougher. Alcohol is a depressant - it makes no sense to drink 'liquid depression' when you are already trying to keep yourself from slipping further into one.


When storms come blowing in, you will be like the palm tree, your root is strengthened and after the storm, you will come back stronger. (Psalm 92:12)




There is no challenge too difficult for you

There's not. When you feel tempted to give up on your goal, tell yourself this is not who or what you are. This is not what God created you to be. Grab the bull by the horns and use your sword of faith - you've got one.


It's important you don't sit back and accept the circumstances. You are created to rise above the problem. (Jeremiah 32:27)


When one door closes, God will open a another door. He will shut the doors that no one can open and open the doors that no one can shut. (Revelation 3:7) 


His plan is greater than your own understanding. 


Beautiful friend, no matter what you are facing today, you may bend but you are not going to break. You have bounced back before and you are going to bounce back again.


Truth-bomb!


You can do this, always rooting for you!