Is Adversity happening to you or FOR YOU

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in adverse events.”–Joel Osteen

In our previous blog post, we talked about God being our coach. As you can see in this quote to paraphrase “nothing happens to you, it happens for you.” That’s my point entirely.

What happens for you is coaching. We need to learn from adversity. Look at this as though you trained really hard one day and now you’re so sore with pain it hurts. God as your coach is going to work you out to make you stronger. Good coaches push athletes to their limits. Same principal.

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Why does God do this? If you’re going to run a Marathon and you cannot even make a mile, how can you expect to move forward with the race? You have to condition yourself, a coach will push you so that you can make the distance. It’s not God saying no, it’s God pushing you so he can say yes!

When I grasped this my life truly changed. All the stress went away, and I was anxious to go to practice as it were.

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How God Can Help You With the Future, He is the Coach

The other day while recording a Podcast I had a bit of an epiphany. We’ve been talking about New Years resolutions, goals and how to get going. Speaking also about change being difficult and working through that.

My own question and a question that is posed to me all the time “Why is change hard?”. Why if we’re Christians does God allow us to have trials and tribulations. He is God so why can’t he just miracle me through?

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That’s when it came to me. God is like a great coach. If you’ve played any sort of sports, you know that coaches work you hard to make you better. Get you in shape to handle the season of play. At the beginning of the athletic season, you may train, two-a-days, extended hours to prepare you for the season.

How I now, see God, as my coach. What pain and struggle I have now is preparing me for the season. If you’re Christian, you understand you have seasons of life. How can God advance you to run a marathon if you can’t run a mile?

Training is hard, some days it takes us mentally to the breaking point. “I can’t do it” “It’s to difficult” yet the champion in you won’t quit. This too can be the breaking point that your mind will try and convince you that this is too difficult. NO, NO, it’s not. That’s your brain telling you, the enemy putting that self-doubt garbage in your head.

Where people fail is getting into self-doubt or the feeling it’s too hard. Merely giving up at the first obstacle. Another fail is “this is taking to long.” It won’t work! Successful people will tell you they are because they’re willing to take one more step than you are.

God is preparing us to win. Training is hard, sometimes excruciating. Think about if you’re going to become a world-class athlete you can’t ski a downhill if the only slope you ski is the bunny-hill.

Being a competitive athlete takes training and preparation. So it stands to reason that if God is going to bless your life with more you need to be prepared to handle it. He is not going to let you fail. Therefore training is a must. Don’t look at it that God is not answering your prayers, trials and tribulations are God coaching you to win. Remember, you can’t play in the Superbowl if all you’ve played is flag football with your buddies.

Think about this for a moment. If the struggle is part of your current experience look at it as coaching. Meditate on what lessons need to be learned. Are you stressed or calm? Calm allows change to occur for the better, stress stifles progress.

Look for the learning in a tough situation. It may take some time, it’s not just going to stand up and say “hey here is the lesson” you have to find the answer. It will come when you least expect it, and it will come on God’s timetable not your own.

When you learn to allow destiny to open up as it should life will become amazing. You have to do the work nothing comes for free.

God is going to push you like a great coach will push to mold you into a world-class athlete. The same principle applies. Are you ready to be the world-class person you’ve always dreamed of being?

Allowing myself to realize wow God is my coach, he is coaching me to be a world-class player of life. That’s when I master each training objective, I move closer to God’s true blessings for me. This realization has indeed allowed me to breathe!

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Adversity on the Other Side YOU Win

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”–Walt Disney

When we reach out to our own life for a change, we’ve invited challenge! Nothing worth having always comes at a cost. How we receive that challenge will dictate how quickly we get through to the change we seek.

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You can say the mountain is too high or you can summit see what’s on the other side! It’s our choice.

Begin, go, start, move, get going right now today. Don’t think, do!!!

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You’re Not A Tree, change can Happen

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”–Jim Rohn

When you dissect most obstacles in our lives chances are the solution is simple, change!

Our problem with this simple solution is ourselves. We’re going to overthink, stress, doubt, fear, procrastinate, and run scared. Why??? Because we’ve conditioned ourselves to accept the bad.

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Changing old paradigms is a struggle that is worth every bit of pain you may or may not experience. Condition yourself that life will be remarkable, even when NOTHING is suggesting that. Hold onto faith AWESOME LIFE.

Faith in a positive outcome will carry you through to success. Learn to believe in the face of adversity, and you will win!

You can change, you’re not a tree!!!

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Ready for Change then Move, Go, Begin, Start, Andalae

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”–Walt Disney

When you begin the journey of changing your life. Many talk a good game, but few start the actual mission. Get off your butt today and let’s get moving.

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Baby steps to begin will help you gain momentum. Always have forward momentum. You will have struggles, own it! Just get moving.

Fear, doubt, all that will dissipate if you merely get moving. Start taking steps. Organize yourself, don’t confuse activity with productivity.

Use a calendar, task management tools to organize yourself. Track hour-to-hour your path. Leave time every day at least one FULL hour for your own growth. Do something that brings new knowledge.

Begin now, stop overthinking GO!!!

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