To be, or not to be? Should I suffer in silence? Or, should I fight the battle? It’s a decision that runs deep.

Do I see things as I want them to be? Or, do I see things as they are?

When I awake, do I know that I have another day to make a difference in my life? Or, do I know that I have one more day to make a difference in someone else’s life?

In everything that my hand touches, do I do everything that I think I possibly can? Or, do I do everything that I think I possibly can, plus a little more, because God is with me?

When affliction hits, as it certainly will, do I see the pain that it is causing me? Or, do I see the masterpiece that God is forging me into?

When I am successful with the race, do I smile and realize that all of my hard has work paid off? Or, do I turn and thank all of the people who taught me how to win? 

Do I see things as I want them to be? Or, do I see things as they are?

Or, do I see things through God’s eyes?

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” ~ Thomas Paine

To be, or not to be? Should I suffer in silence? Or, should I fight the battle? It’s a decision that runs deep. It’s a decision that’s made every day. 

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” ~ James 1:2-4 ESV

Fight the battle. Discover the hope. Cultivate the joy. 

STGrimes
“Turning today’s pain into confident expectations for a great tomorrow”

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