This isn’t a moment to freak out. This is an opportunity to remember Who is bigger than your stress.
This isn’t a moment to give in to the feelings that are telling you you’re losing control. This is a reminder that you never had control in the first place—that life is a beautiful rollercoaster of ups and downs, and there is something incredible to be learned throughout the entire ride.
This isn’t a moment of failure, where you acknowledge all the ways you’re getting it wrong and where you buy into the lies that you are nothing, no one, a nobody, and that you’ll never be enough. This is an occasion to celebrate all the ways you’ve overcome uphill climbs before, and to see this hill as simply one more climb that one day you’ll celebrate.
This isn’t a moment of lack, where you lose yourself in thoughts of what’s missing, what you don’t have, and what you believe will never be. This is chance to dream, to rise again, to cling to hope and to let your mind wander into territories of imagination and creativity.
This isn’t a moment of defeat. This is an awakening … an invitation … an adventure … a journey … a discovery into who you are in your truest emotion, your most raw self, your depths of character and where you’ll find your most compelling purpose.
This is not a bad moment. Remember that.
It may be hard.
It may be unpleasant.
It might even downright suck.
But it is not bad.
Instead, own this moment. See it for what it can teach you and where it will lead you.
In the midst of the anxiety, the stress, the tears, the anger, the frustrations, the fears, the questions, the uncertainty and the heartache of this moment, take command of what IS good, what IS right and what IS beautiful.
And instead of seeing this moment as something it isn’t, see this moment for what it is and all the things it brings:
Because faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)