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So many of us judge our faith and our lives by a moment in time. Doing that can cause us to give up, become discouraged and even quit trying because one thing, or several things didn't work out the way we wanted it to. We should look at our life and our faith and evaluate it by a lifetime of events, not on a single one. The life that we've been given should be viewed as a journey or even a marathon. When you go on a journey, there are ups and downs, peaks and valleys. It's important to keep in mind that allowing a moment (either hurtful, or disappointing) to define your whole life is unhealthy to say the least. All of us must realize that our lives are made up of many moments, good and bad. In my own life, I've had good, sad, hurtful and disappointing moments as well as encouraging moments. Not one of these singular moments is going to "define" my whole life. That's why all of us must purpose to deal with each moment as they come, realizing that the negative, bad moments won't last forever and the highs of the good moments won't be peaking forever, either. Here's what we do know: God is our strength and the negative moments will pass. Let's live our lives with the totality of a full life. Just a thought, God bless. PSS
Published on Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 8:52 AM MDT
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