The following post was taken from Chapter #8 in my book, "The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives: Repositioning Your Soul to THRIVE After Domestic Violence'. I hope that you enjoy!
Domestic Violence Only Delayed Your Destiny
I believe that you are reading this book because you were destined to read it. How you received a copy really isn't the issue. Before you were born God knew you. He also knew that you would be at this particular place and time in your life. Our days are number and what's going to take place in our lives
has already taken place in the spiritual realm. Everyday that we awaken we walk in that manifestation.
You have the power of choice on your side. The only thing that can stop your divine destiny is you.
You must be careful about who you allow in your life. Your life is sacred. Everyone doesn't belong in your space. Be mindful of what you are connected to as well as who you are connected with. You behold what you become.
God is calling you to a different place and time. It's time to prepare now for what has already been planned for you. You are in transition. Something is always happening. Domestic violence causes all trypes of losses. Although loss creates setbacks one of the greatest life lessons that you will ever learn about setbacks is that a temporary setback can be a set-up for a PERMANENT comeback.
It's all in how you look at it. Most often when we experience a setback we have a pity-party. I'm not suggesting that you become numb or live in denial. Do what you have to do in your process but at the same time allow yourself to see things from another perspective.
If truth be told a setback can help you realize where you went wrong. During a setback it's important to take time to reflect, reassess and strategize. You see a setback is an opportunity to get off the losing team and join the winning team. A setback helps you to stop the madness and make a U-turn. It can cause you to get off the roller coaster ride and do the right things for the right reasons this time around.
Change your perspective about your setback. The Bible says that God will cause all things to work out for you. If you refuse to be stuck in your yesterday your tomorrow will be a better day. You really can say hello to your tomorrow today. But you must choose to make a comeback. You have to have a bounce back spirit.
I'm not suggesting that everything will immediately fall into place. Bouncing back takes time. But if you have the right mindset while you're making a comeback you won't fall apart when something doesn't work out the way you think it should. If you do just get back up and dust yourself off again. I just want you to understand that making a comeback is a process so that you won't ABORT the process.
Choose to learn from your setbacks. What can you learn? You can learn about growth and development. You can learn when it's time for a change. You can learn how to deal with the root causes of your past. You can learn how to heal. You can learn how to begin again. You can learn how to forgive. You can learn how to make everyday count. You can learn how to love your children.
You can learn how to love yourself. You can learn how to love God. You can learn how to pray for your enemies. You can learn how to plan. You can learn how to ask for what you need. You can lean that you never want to stop learning because learning causes growth. Anything that's not growing is dying. You can learn how to take responsibility. You can learn how to move forward.
You can learn how to thrive. You can learn how to encourage yourself. You can learn how to silence those voices of failure in your head. You can learn how to read the Word of God. How to seek out the truth, how to reject lies, how to live again, how to laugh again, how to love again, how to dream again. You can learn how to be whole again. You can learn that it was only a delay.
Everything that you need to make it through this trial is lying dormant within you waiting to be birthed.
It takes certain kinds of trials to bring forth that which was place in us by Almighty God. He knows what it's going to take to get you where you need to be.
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Until Next Time,