By Lana Moline
I’m bigger than my problems. I can pick them up and put them down. I can add to them and take away from them which tells you its power. My problems don’t define me or indicate the direction I am headed. In fact, sometimes they do just the opposite. Sometimes my problems are the pawns on the chest board, and if I play them just right, I have the upper hand in the end. The word problem is actually an anomaly because the very definition is a question posed for a solution or discussion, which is not a problem at all.
My problems have their place. They exist to bring light to the things that require more of my attention or sometimes less of my energy. When put in its place, they are more like the turn signal and not so much like the check engine light. They can’t accomplish much by itself. In fact, if left alone 9 times out of 10 it will diffuse itself or adjust to the lack of attention.
So not only am I bigger than my problems but I am better than my problems. True enough, they exist as a part of my life but they are in no way my totality.
I am stronger than…….
I am bigger than…….
I am better than…..
ANY PROBLEM! ANY DAY!
I accept my God-given ability to conquer the obstacles that He allows in my path. But what I can’t do is to confuse a tactical maneuver in strength and conditioning and view it as something else. How I choose to define myself and where I choose to position myself has a direct impact on the outcome. It’s personal because I expect great things. I desire abundant blessings. I am seeking after all that is pure and whole and truly believe that one day I will understand the things that I once pegged as problems. At some point, the things that once attempted to throw me for a loop actually spun me in the perfect direction to the destiny that was ordained just for me.
Be bigger than your problems. Be better than your problems. Watch what happens. You’ll see.
Lana Moline is a freelance writer and poet who lives in Ft. Worth with her three kids and husband Emile. Married 11 years, both media professionals have vowed to maintain integrity in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism.Visit her at www.lanamolinespeaks.wordpress.com