Let’s take a moment to reflect on this beautiful journey called life.

We all can attest to the fact that life can be enjoyable and painful based circumstances and events that comes our way.

No one ever told us or promised that we could journey through life without problems, hurts and disappointments. Personally, I cannot count the number of times I have been down and disappointed due to unfortunate and or tragic situations that occurred to me or to a love one. But due to my trust in the Lord, I overcame, I did not go under. I am an overcomer!

If you are reading this article you will agree that life has it’s up and down, “stuff” will happen! But, here is the good news! You can overcome the “stuff.” It would be an illusion to think that we can journey through life without the lows, without the valleys. It’s in the valleys where the soil is very fertile, we can become stronger in the valley. The valleys of life help us appreciate the “mountain top” experiences. We are divinely created and equipped to withstand the storms of life. To quote Dr. Tony Evans, “As an overcomer, always keep this truth in mind: You are not fighting for victory, you are fighting from a position of victory.”

When in the valley, our goal is to stay focus on the “hills.” A favorite biblical quote of mine: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Another, awesome biblical reference, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” I am blessed to hear my amazing 86 years old father, who lives in Georgia respond when I ask, “Dad how are you doing?” His response, “I have some good days and I have some bad days” but I am thankful to the “Old Master,” (the Lord).

His comments resonate in my soul a truth that life is a precious gift from the Lord and we are to be thankful and grateful for His “gift,” not just on the “good” days.

Mandisa, a popular contemporary Christian artist, recent song, “You are an Overcomer, puts it this way. “You’re an overcomer, stay in the fight ‘til the final round. You’re not going under because God is holding you right now you might be down for a moment feeling like it’s hopeless; that’s when He reminds you that you’re an overcomer.

In summary, enjoy your life every moment of everyday!

In the movie Forrest Gump, the lead character, Tom Hanks stated it this way “My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

As one who loves eating a moderate amount of chocolate, I can relate! Life is like a box of chocolates, so enjoy every bite.

Dot High-Steed is a Life Coach and Public Speaker who has over 20 years of experience in health/wellness, business and education.

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