When you turn negatives into positives, you will see a great transformation. Your life will change when you stop asking for struggles to end and instead ask God to give you the skills you need to overcome it. A man in a wheelchair is asked how it feels to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He responds, “Confined by it? A wheelchair does not confine me. I feel liberated by it.” He goes on to say, “If I weren’t in this wheelchair, I would be stuck at home all day, but instead, I can go around and do things I want to do.” Some would look at a cane, walker, or a wheelchair and have contempt for it. However, not this man. It brings him liberation.
As we live life with God, we are often presented with liberating opportunities. A man who is growing in wisdom and in life loses his job. When asked how it feels to lose your job, to get fired, he says, “I’m finally free to do the thing I was called to do. To start my business, to get a better job. I finally saw where I was falling short. I now have the skills and freedom to become who I’m called to be.” You see, it’s a different perspective when you’re working on yourself!
Friend, we can ask God to give us a fresh perspective as we work through life’s challenges. We know that life gets better when we get better. Improvements come when you stop asking for life to be easier and start asking God for strength. Everything changes as you pray for God’s perspective and allow the Holy Spirit to work in you!