Life is not always easy, but that does not mean that it is bad. I am thankful for the challenges, thankful for the people who push me. It is not during the easy parts of life that we become better people. It is through the struggles and the triumphs that we become more.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Far better it is to dare might things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
It is when we are challenged that we rise to the occasion. It is when we are challenged we find what we are capable of. It is when we are challenged that we see something new. To never face a challenge is to never push ourselves, to never find our full potential.
Challenges are not just physical things that get in our way. It could be a word from a friend, a word in a book or a line in a song. Challenges are what motivate us to change. To be challenged is to live and to live is to be challenged.
No matter where you are. No matter what you are going through. God is always there for you. Many times I have thought Why didn’t God do something? It could be Why was I afraid? Or What couldn’t I do it? Most often I realize that I didn’t even ask God to help.
While God is always there for us, watching over us, ready to help. We still need to call out to Him. Tell Him our needs. A conversation is a two way street, both parties talk. The same is true of our conversations with God. To get an answer we have to ask.
In every situation, God is always present, but sometimes His answers are a call away.