Have you ever doubted yourself because your situation/struggle seems too great to overcome and then you decided I can…? Then before long the struggle/situation changes, and you accomplished what you thought was impossible?
When we change our negative thoughts of “I can’t or there is no way out” into positive ones the accomplishments we can reach are endless. Every time, I have doubted myself and forgotten my ability to overcome I become paralyzed. Yet, I know that with God by my side nothing is impossible. Fear is usually at the base of all doubt. But when we pray about it, allow God to take over and reframe our thoughts wonderful things begin to happen.
Personally, I have experienced this many times over. For example, when I lost the ability to feel my legs and had relearn to stand and walk for the 3rd time, I started out doubting. Yet here I am today able to stand and walk again. Another example of this is I never thought I would be able to drive a car again. But with lots of prayer, practice, and the use of hand controls I am able to drive and have regained my ability. The only thing that kept getting in my way of correcting the situation was fear which caused doubt.
Yes, our struggles are real and if we let them, they can paralyze us, or we can turn them into opportunities. Our minds are powerful and when we allow the negative thoughts to overpower us, we often feel like there is no way out. But when we take a moment and begin to reframe our thoughts the fog begins to lift, and we start moving forward again. So, start today off by praying, reframing your negative thoughts, and begin moving forward.