Tuesday, August 15, 2006

CWO - In Other Words 8/15


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

Hopefully I'm doing this right as this is my first time participating...

I've always been told that nothing worth having comes easy and I truly believe that. If something is handed to you, you have little appreciation for it but if you had to struggle to get it, you understand what value it has and it is precious to you. Like the child that is handed the shiny sports car for his sixteenth birthday or the child that has scraped and saved his money from his part-time job to buy a used car. Which one do you think is the more appreciated vehicle?

There are many different paths that one can follow when faced with a difficult situation...whether it be an illness, job loss, difficulty in school, etc...and the path you decide to follow shapes your future. You can either wallow in self pity that this difficulty is happening to you or you can look at it as an opportunity to grow in a way you couldn't have imagined previously knowing that He will there by your side.

He never gives you more than you can handle...something else I truly believe...but He also doesn't make it easy for you. Most often there will be many trials that you will have to go through but if you are able to persevere through, you have the opportunity to be that much closer to Him than you were before and what a wonderful opportunity that is.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Vicki,
what you say is so right. There have been times when I thought I could not cope with any more, and God has given me extra strength to carry on.
And extra love and trust.

Camy Tang said...

I like how you emphasize that working hard for something makes it more appreciated. That's a good reminder!
Camy

Laurel Wreath said...

Excellent post, Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

~Velda said...

Amen!!!!!

Sissy B. said...

Well I think you did fabulous for your first time :)...whatever is written from the heart is always a wonderful read!!

Amydeanne said...

oh my about the dead mouse! ewwwwies... lol gives me the webigeebies just thinking about it! lol something my kids would do!

I totally agree with your post! he never said life would be easy, he just said he'd be there!

Darlene said...

Yes, you did it right, and you did a great job. I'm so glad that you joined us this week, I enjoyed reading your take on this quote. :)

Kari said...

Too often I choose the "wallow" in self-pity option...but I am learning!

Nicely done first post. I hope you'll join us next week.

Kari

lori said...

as a first timer, isn't it great to have such postitive comments! It inspries me to read other womens work.
I too belive that appreciation for things and life comes often from the most trying and difficult times...thanks for a great first post
see you next week, right!

Vicki said...

Thanks everyone for all your kind words. I'm definitely looking forward to next weeks quote. =)

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