Life is going to throw you plenty of curve balls, but it's how you handle them that is going to make a difference. Everyone wants to reach the top of the mountain, but few are willing to climb with the slope gets steep. It takes patience and LOTS of perseverance. So, just when I thought I had everything in my life sorted out and under control, I was slapped upside the head with what seemed to be a huge dilemma. I reacted in not the best way and ended up pushing loved ones away from me during that time. What I should have done is looked at it as a challenge I COULD overcome with God's help. Instead I saw it coming, ran and surrendered almost immediately.
I once heard Joyce Meyer say, "It doesn't take any great talent to quit, anyone can quit." and felt convicted. Instead of quitting, I am turning my situation around and going to tackle it each day at a time. My God is far bigger than any problem I will ever face, and besides, God promised to never give me more than I can handle.
With all of that being said, here is a podcast I HIGHLY recommend listening to. It is by Joyce Meyer and it has honestly changed my life. I have listened and prayed to it about five times now and I am still gaining wisdom from Joyce's words. Seriously, this is roughly 45 minutes long and worth EVERY minute. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. (And it's free so go listen!)