We all face struggles; we all have handicaps, so the question is not what we have but does it have us?
Helen Keller was born blind, deaf and unable to speak but in spite of her condition, she said, “I thank my God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God.”
Evelyn Harrala was born without hands or feet; she became a great musician. Victor Hugo was banished into exile, yet instead of becoming bitter over it, he used it to pen one of the greatest novels ever written. Millet, the French painter, was so poor that he and his wife were both hungry and cold, yet in those circumstances, he painted the most magnificent pictures to be found. Nelson Mandela was in prison for twenty-seven years of hard labor, after his release, he became the first black President of South Africa and brought both White and Blacks together.
I think you see the pattern, it’s not what happens or what we are going through, we are people of choice, and because of choice we can step outside of our difficulties and choose not to allow them to control our lives. Remember this truth, that as long as it’s your choice it’s under your control, but as soon as you chose, you come under the control of your choice. So choose wisely! Rise above your difficulties and struggles and let them serve you.