Conquer or Surrender

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Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. -Roger Crawford

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At this time everyone is facing great challenges.  Every challenge is unique therefore it requires an unique plan to face it.

I have faced many challenges, sometimes I think that it is more than one person deserves.  I have broken bones, recovered from a motorbike accident as a passenger, loss of loved ones, marriages that have fallen apart.  

I look back on all of them and wonder how I made it through some of them.  I did hit a brick wall, a wall the crashed on me with my mental health.  For that challenge I decided not to conquer but, rather I surrendered to it.  My answer was attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

I know now that lashing out in anger that is destructive, I have learned to channel my anger to achieve constructive results.  The former saw me burn relationships that could never be repaired.  The latter, I now explain the action that angered me, it is not directed to a person.  No name calling, no shaming, etc.,

Now, that doesn’t mean when I am challenge that I lay down like a door mat to be walked on.  It means I have learned in a constructive way when something, someone, has crossed boundaries.

So, once again I have to summon all that I have learned, focus on the situation, conquer the situation, and do not surrender to it!

11 thoughts on “Conquer or Surrender

  1. Great post.This applies to everything in life even including what is going on right now with the Corona virus.This was a great message for everyone including me to take away key lessons from your life experience but to also use it as a reminder in our everyday life.

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  2. Glad you are alive. I am realizing that things don’t happen to me, but they happen FOR me to grow. If I don’t grow now, I’ll just have to learn it again in the next life. (Not very Christian idea, I know, but in my gut, that’s what I believe.) Either way, theology aside, you are HERE and God is using you for a reason. So keep on doing what you know is right. You got this!

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