It is unfortunate how some people go through life year in, year out—suffering. The resignation that overcomes their daily existence is extraordinary. Suicide has been the only evil they haven’t yet fully contemplated because someone said, ‘where there is life, there is hope’. If this has been you for a long time, and you somehow still believe that your life can change, this blog is confirmation that it can. And all you need, you already have. So permit me to ask you a few questions;
What can you see?
I mean, what can you see yourself become with your mind’s eye? God gave you your imagination to create your own future. What you have today were the things you imagined –whether you agree with this or not. Your current existence was designed in your mind. To change it, you have got to see a new future with your mind.
What curse are you living under?
Suffering is most often self-inflicted. Maybe someone told you you’d be a failure in life, and YOU believed her. Or they said you’d never amount to anything much, and YOU believed them. It was you who added fuel to the fire—you! You accepted the curse, made it a self-limiting belief and now you are living it out. And only you can end the power of that curse over your life by withdrawing the belief you put in it all these years. Be done with anything that puts you in a box.
What are your common talking points?
Life only gives you what you demand and not a penny more. Singer Frank Edwards was so right when he said, ‘what you say is what you get, so say the right things all the time. Listen to yourself when you talk and catch yourself. Suffering is the fruit of cheap, negative talk. Your talk is your postcode in life. Suffering people talk fear, bills, inability and poverty; which is why they have these things in abundance. Change your talk and change your life. It doesn’t matter if you are reading this by accident on someone’s device, change your talk. Say that you are worthy. Say that you can. Make up your mind that you will NEVER again tell yourself, ‘I can’t’; or ‘it is impossible’ or any other self-limiting words. Talk yourself out of the suffering.
Who do you trust?
Do you trust God? Suffering people don’t and their circumstances are most times, the proof. You have trusted men and they have failed you because that is who they are. God says to trust Him with all your might and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. This is not about religion, God did not design you suffer or fail. You are created in his image and likeness and suffering is not consistent with your design.
Notice, I didn’t blog about money or people or any external stuff. The struggle is in your mind and if you can grapple with the questions I have asked, your suffering can be over as soon as you’re done reading this.