Making the Best with What You Have

Some may see a bag of snow when you look at this picture, but my daughter sees it as something wonderful, since we do not get snow where we live. I knew as an adult it will just melt into water and eventually be thrown away. But in a child’s eyes it is more than just water. She viewed it as a once in a lifetime dream she once had. The dream to see snow one day. When it did eventually melt, she did not get upset, but instead she dwelled on the fact that she finally saw snow.

We all have times when things do not go as planned. How you handle it is what really counts. Do we just remain upset and let it take over our day or week, or do we make lemonade from the lemons. It is our responsibility to make the best out of any situation. In Philippians 4:7, Paul said he learned how to be content in every situation. He found joy and peace in the midst of a storm. His happiness did not rely on his circumstances, but it came from God.

How our life is spent is up to us. We can waste it with constant worrying and strife or we can find the silver lining in every situation.  Who we are and how we live our life is in the palm of our hand. God did not promise us that we will not have troubles, but he said he already overcame it for us. Whatever is ailing you is already done. You just have to believe that it is. When walk in faith, joy will be there through every situation.