It often amazes me when someone thinks I am courageous for withstanding whatever trials I am sent by my Creator. I just tell them, “I’m not courageous, I’m just human.” We came to this earth to gather the experiences that will allow us to grow in the ways we need most. Our Father knew that the best way to learn is through trials and mistakes.
I once heard that if we left our troubles outside, when it began to rain, we would all run for our own. When we look at what others are going through, we often tell them, “I could never go through what you are going through now.” The trials we are sent are ours alone. We deal with them as best we can. While we can’t imagine having to deal with certain challenges, when they come to us, we handle them. What else can we do?
Our attitude is more important than anything else. If we have a positive outlook, then we learn with graciousness and gratitude. If we deal with our problems by moaning and groaning, complaining and self-pity, we make the situation much harder on ourselves. When we can accept what we have to through and deal with it with prayer and open our hearts, minds and souls to learning all we can through the new experiences, perhaps we won’t fly through the challenge, but the grace given to us will make us better people.
Mother Teresa once said, “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” When we realize that He knows us better than we know ourselves and sends us trials that will best shape us into the people He sent us here to become, we can accept whatever things we are sent to go through.
With gratitude for the trials that will give us the education to best help us grow and the grace of the love of our families and our Lord, we can get through anything that may be thrown at us. I know that what Mother Teresa said is true. I also agree with her at times that I just wish our Father would underestimate me just once in awhile!