You were given this life, so LIVE IT WELL!

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”  That quote has helped me many times in my life.  Especially during difficult or stressful times when I feel overwhelmed or incapable of handing a situation I am given.  We have all heard the phrase that “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.”  I happen to believe that is true.  I will admit that there are days when I want to look toward heaven and say “What the heck are you thinking!?!  I am SO not capable of this!”  But whenever I do this it is like a little voice whispers back to me saying “Yes you can…I won’t give you anything you are not capable of handling.”  And that whisper gives me the courage to keep trying…to keep moving forward.  Because we have to trust that the man upstairs knows us better than we know ourselves.  We have to trust that He knows our strengths and our weaknesses and he knows exactly what experiences in this life are going to help mold us into the very best that we can be. 

Now that being said, do I always like the experiences He puts me through?  Heck no! Some of them are straight up hard and the last word to describe them would be fun, they are painful and sometimes even sad.  But what I cannot deny is that when I look back at my life and the experiences I had I can clearly see that He was teaching me and molding me and preparing me for each future situation ahead of me.  And the times I can honestly say I feel the most proud about are the times when I made it through a situation that I didn’t think I was capable of getting through.  It is a good feeling to overcome a challenge or trial.  It is like this sense of “Hey, I did it! That was me!”

Life is full of ups and downs but I have learned that what matters most is to enjoy the ups and be grateful for every single one of them, and try to endure WELL the downs.  By enduring well I mean try to do your best and try to learn from every hard part of what you are going through.  Try and grow and change for the better from each hard experience you face.

And when times feel so difficult that you don’t think you can handle it, remember, “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it”  So LIVE IT WELL!

Have an amazing weekend everyone!


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