Thanksgiving

Be Thankful for Painful Experiences

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Be Thankful for Painful Experiences

If not for that heart break you may not have met the right person today. If not for that failure you may not have known what it means to have success. If not for that defeat you may not have known what it means to win a battle. If not for that struggle you may not have known what it means to have it easy. If not for that break up you may not have known what it means to be standing on your own two feet today. If not for that traumatic experience you may not have known what it means to put yourself in other people’s shoes. If not for that character you may not have known what it means to guard your heart. If not for that rejection you may not have known what it feels like to be accepted. If not for hunger you may not have known what it means to be full.

Every single one of your painful experiences are for good reasons; they occur in order to bring you to a state of awareness, to a state of maturity, to a state of humility, to a state of endurance and total surrender to God. None of them were meant to bring you down but every single one of them were intended to shape you and bring you up for God’s glory. None of them were meant for evil or to set you back but they were permitted by God in order to give you a platform for elevation. That painful experience is not meant for you to be a target but you were specifically chosen by God for that great big task. God allowed you to go through it in order to build up strength in you. God allowed you to go through it for you to fulfil purpose in life.

This too shall pass. Instead of you drowning in sorrow and despair as a result of this painful experience turn it into praise. The Bible says that you are blessed and happy when you go through trials for the sake of the gospel or for Christ’s sake for then your name is written in the book of life. That or those painful experience(s) is/are your stepping stones for your elevation network. Be thankful to God for choosing you for such a task. I know a lady who got an award simply for standing strong and still keeping faith having gone through emotional trauma on the loss of her husband and her sister within two weeks apart. Not saying that’s what its suppose to be but trying to encourage you that as unique as your experience is to you that is as precious and unique as you are to God. For God to have chosen you for such a great big task, that means he jas something bigger and better in your future. So thank God for that painful experience.

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