At the end of the day, how we handle what happens to us is just as important as what happens to us. How you see me handle job loss, or death, or any trial is that is going on in my life is what is going to speak volumes in your life.
How I handle my life is my testimony much more than how I tell it. That’s tough to realize. It would be easier to just tell people the right things and help them do it right. It’s too much work for me to actually do it too. It’s too much for me to respond to a tough situation by being calm and peaceful. But that’s what people need.
People need to know that you can be OK even when things aren’t going your way. Seeing that you are OK in the midst of a storm in your life allows them to believe it can be true in theirs. People believe they can make it because they’ve seen it done before in your life.
When all is said and done, we’ll only have what was done. My trials don’t have to define me, but how I handle them will.
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