Focus On What You Can Control

Have you ever wished you could change someone or a situation? I’m sure you have. I know I have, and I know how much it has stressed me out trying to. It took me a long time to realize that it will never work that way. I learned to accept the situation for what it was and realized that the only way I could be at peace with it was to change my reaction. That was the only thing I actually had control over.

Letting go is not an easy thing to do, especially when it involves someone you love so much. Eventually you finally realize that your predicament is not going to change, the only thing you can do is accept it for what is and move on. That may mean learning to live happily without the change you desired, or be willing to change your entire direction as you move forward. Either way, it is not easy. It takes willpower, strength, determination, acceptance, patience, understanding, and an openmind to new possibilities. Most importantly, it takes faith, belief, and trust in God, and an unwaivering love of yourself knowing that God loves you enough and has your back. He knows what you need, and He has a plan to get you there. Trust in His timing, not your own.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” ~ Matthew 7:3-5

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