Life is lived in phases. The sooner we realize this, the easier we understand the obstacles we are facing. Think of life as a school where you have to go through different grades. In order to make it to the next grade, you have to prove you have learnt the necessary lessons by writing an exam. The obstacles we face in life are combinations of our lessons and tests. The big question you have to ask yourself is: what lesson should I be learning here?
If you find yourself going through a difficult phase in life, don’t focus on the difficulty, focus on the lessons God is trying to teach you. Take your situation apart and ask yourself: What is God trying to change in me? What is it God is trying to show me? Who are the people God is trying to separate me from? When you focus on how difficult a problem is, it is very difficult to learn anything from it. I have learned that many of the subjects I struggled with in school, I struggled because I focused more on the level of difficulty. When you stop focusing on how difficult your phase is, you’ll be able to take it apart piece by piece, assess it, learn your lessons and you’ll be able to move to the next phase. Sometimes you need to pray to God to open your eyes to the lessons he’s trying to teach you so you don’t end up repeating the same phase later. Learn your lessons now, internalize them, let them change you for the better, and you’ll find yourself winning!