Heartbreak is inevitable. You will face it at some point in your life even if you try your best to escape it. Things will not go your way all the time, but no matter how painful the heartbreak, they are sometimes necessary in order to help you become your best version of yourself.
Here are four things to remember when things don’t go our way:
1. Setbacks do not define you
Your roadblocks don’t make you any less of a Christian. Don’t let your setbacks define who you are. Sometimes you need to experience setbacks and roadblocks in order to become a more faithful and mature Christian. As James 1:2-3 said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
2. Let your Faith arise
Don’t lose confidence in yourself or in God when things don’t go your way. When things get off track, it doesn’t mean that God’s wonderful plan (Jeremiah 29:11) for your life will never happen at all. Keep your faith and hold on to it unswervingly. Hebrews 10:23 said, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
Despite undesirable situations, you should never waver your faith, but continually believe that God’s plan for your life will be awesome even if it’s not exactly what you’ve imagined. Your journey towards your goal may not be as easy as expected, but he twists and turns of life are what makes it worth while
3. Move on and try again
Don’t blame yourself or anyone else for life’s curveballs. Forgive yourself even if you know you could have done better. Just move on, learn from it and try again … try another way. Let the lessons you learn from your heartbreak be your motivation to stand up and try again. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall in your life, what matters is how you develop as a Christian in spite of it all.
4. God has better plans
You may not understand why, but God knows that every situation in your life whether bad or good will eventually make you more closer to Him. It’s always according to His plan. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
God doesn’t want to hurt you, but He wants you to learn from it all. He just wants to build you and mould your character in order to make you more ready for His divine plan.
Overcoming the struggles in life is the most essential part of your experience. What matters most about the struggles that you will endure is your heart and attitude as you overcome it. Remember as you endure each storm, heartache, setback, and let-down, you are getting closer to God’s plan that He designed for your life. You are more than a conqueror!
By Amae Guerrero