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Life Doesn’t Bend


Life is a tough schoolmaster. It continuously repeats the same lesson over and over again until we get it right. The sooner we learn the lesson at hand, the quicker we can move on. 

Life doesn’t bend, it doesn’t give in, it isn’t flexible and this may be one of the reasons Jesus said: 

“…In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world”

John 16:33 

One of the biggest lessons I have learned is — If you change before you are forced to change, things will become much easier in life. 

Did you hear it?  Some problems in life will continue to intensify until change occurs. 

Persistent money problems, marital problems, health problems and spiritual problems will persist until we make the necessary changes that will affect new outcomes. The problem is all too familiar…we convince ourselves into thinking that the pain of staying the same is better than the pain of change…and so we perpetuate the status quo in our lives. 

As Jesus said, problems are to be faced bravely with a new perspective.   

Have you heard of the concept of complimentary opposites? 

Chinese philosophers interpret this concept one way but from a biblical perspective it means that God created complimentary opposites such as –light and darkness, cold and heat, night and day.   As you can see, all are complimentary opposites that God has predesigned into His creation. 

What does this mean for you? 

That for every bad thing in your life, by God’s good grace, there is a complimentary opposite. Underneath your weakness is strength waiting to surface. On the other side of your sorrow, there is joy. Behind your persistent marital conflict, there is deeper intimacy. On the other side of your money issues, there is financial freedom. 

Starting today, look for the complimentary opposites in your life.You are free to move toward the unforced change. 

Begin to see problems as a pathway to your greater potential. 

Just a thought 



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