Strategies for a Peace Filled Life
Life usually is comprised of two constituents of citizens: (1) those who "Live Intentionally Flourishing Exponentially," and then (2) those who "Lazily Ingest Foolish Endeavors."
The quality of life for individuals are determine by whether a person chooses to live their life with an intent filled purpose being pushed by those actions that produce intentional and desired results or whether that person chooses to be consumed and pulled by activities that lead to a troubled filled existence. To be in spiritual alignment with the value of authentic happiness one must: Acknowledge
*Every person must make an honest assessment of their circumstances. Surveying your state of affairs provides you with the information required to revolutionize your situation. Assessing and acknowledging where you are (I'm angry, I'm scared, I'm hurt, or I can't trust) is critical because one cannot render a needed change until it is first acknowledge that a change is needed.
Many people prefer to avoid acknowledging their pain choosing instead to act as if they are alright. The cover-up promotes poor health (unavoidable stress, raised blood pressure and levels of depressions). Subsequently addictive behaviors - instituted as a pattern of relief - mature into anchors that exacerbate rather than eliminate the pain.
Accept Your Adversity
*"With every experience of temporary defeat, and every failure and every form of adversity, the seed of an equivalent benefit [is sowed]," on page 52 of Outwitting the Devil. Your trials have not occurred to break you, but to prepare you for your breakthrough.
Failure or what is often perceived as such, and so call defeat - in truth - serve as ingredients to secure authentic success. An amazingly delicious cake contains some unsavory ingredients. How place those bitter components under the oppressive heat and what arrives out of the oven of oppression is a delectable delicacy.
*There are no new strongholds. Whatever is preventing you from living life to your fullest potential has been experienced before. Someone struggles preceded your struggles and their tribulations was purposed to assist you in conquering your trials. Seek and you will discover the person or persons who will walk with you through your storm.
*Your issue(s) are now exposed. You've identified genuine support to guide you through your journey of healing. Now you must act upon the imparted information. Knowledge does not constitute power; applied knowledge does. You are now in a season of rehabilitation and this season will most definitely be extraordinarily difficult, such that you won't want to traverse the pain it brings. But you should know that there are two kinds of pain: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret; and the pain of regret is proven to be the greater of the two pains.
Ascend and Accelerate to Your Purpose
*Acknowledging and accepting your adversity positions you to acquire the blessing of guidance - someone who has traveled the road you are traveling. Then when you act according to the wisdom of your mentor (all wisdom given won't necessarily be wisdom understood), you are now prepared to ascend to your place of purpose for that season. Every suffering that appears to impede your progress you'll discover was really the steps to your progress.