God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

The future may seem bleak right now, but I promise you, He has a plan for you.

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When times get hard, when my mental health begins to fail, and when it seems like my path for the future is foggy, I always remind myself that in life, God will never give us more than we can handle. I know this can be a hard thing to believe and see clearly when some of the worst things happen to us, but this mentality that there's nothing I cannot handle is what gets me through every bad day and bad thing in my life. Regardless of what you believe in, I think this is important to remember because it gives a positive outlook on some of life's worst scenarios.

I think in life in general, it's so easy to get caught up in what's negative that we forget that with every negative there's a positive or at least a perfectly good reason for that negative. It sounds unbelievable but it's true, every tiny thing that has ever happened to you happened for a reason and even if you don't know that reason now, you will see it when the time is right. Think about it, what has been a moment in your life that when it happened, you didn't understand the reason for it, but now you see where it lead you? This can be anything from as serious as a breakup to as simple as a wrong turn while driving.

When I think about this the first thing that comes to mind is the time in my life when I chose my college. At the start of my senior year fo high school, I was in a serious relationship with a boy who had just moved into his current college. I applied and immediately got into his school and I remember planning a life with him when I would get there. He left me soon after and I was dumbfounded. I had this whole plan for my life laid out and the most crucial piece of it was now gone. The breakup isn't the main issue of the story, the main issue was that I was committed to a college that was never my own choice for my future, it was someone else's choice for my life and I felt so stuck to that commitment that I for several months after that breakup, I still planned on attending that university. Secretly, my dad applied to every school that gave me a free application for me without my initial knowledge so I could have some options and one of those schools is the one I currently attend! I remember when I got my acceptance letter, I felt so free. I felt like I could finally breathe because this was (and still is) a dream school of mine. It's a school I had always admired and loved and I couldn't believe that they wanted me to attend.

You see, sometimes we have a plan for our lives, and when certain aspects of that plan fall through, we feel lost as if no one is listening to us in our time of need. Everything happens for a reason and nothing that happens to us is too out of our reach. In the moment, it may feel like you're stuck in past ideas, but soon enough, you find that there was and is a plan for your life greater than you could ever imagine.

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5 Things To Do When Your Professors Challenge Your Beliefs As A Christian

As long as you know God is FOR you, it doesn't matter who is AGAINST you.

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Being a Christian in our world today is very, very challenging. There are many misconceptions about our beliefs and our morals, as well as people who believe we don't practice what we preach.

As a college student, I've come across many professors who enjoy challenging my beliefs due to the "lack of evidence" or the "impossibility" of the circumstances. While it frustrates me to no end, I've had to learn that arguing and debating with people who don't believe in God is pointless. They aren't going to change their mind and there's no way a college student is going to change that.

Arguing will get you nowhere, people are going to believe what they want to believe and we can't change that. Instead of trying to debate with your professors, do these five things instead. I assure you, you'll get much more out of them than an argument.

1. Pray

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Pray to God to help you and your belief remain strong, but also pray that the Holy Spirit finds them and touches their heart. A heart that isn't filled with God is an awfully sad one.

2. Acknowledge that people don't always agree with your beliefs

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If someone tried to convince you that God isn't real, you're not going to listen to their points or anything else that they have to say. Acknowledge that people think differently and sometimes you can't change that. Only God can.

3. Drop the class

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This is really a last resort, but it's also understandable. I would hate to have to sit in a class where I felt personally attacked for over an hour each day. If you find yourself in this position, get OUT.

4. When things get too difficult-- bathroom break

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Sometimes all you really need is a breather. When the lecture gets too tough, ask to go to the bathroom, get some water, and say a prayer.

5. Read your Bible

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This is the most important one. Your bible has all of the answers, no matter the circumstance. If you find yourself unable to cope with the challenges the professor presents to you, open the bible and start reading. God will fill your heart and put your mind at ease.

It's hard enough feeling out of place in today's society, just because of your beliefs. Then to have someone constantly challenging everything you base your life off of? That's even more difficult!

But instead of arguing, choose one of these five things to do. It will be a much better use of your time and you'll feel much better about it than you would by arguing with someone.

Who knows, maybe one day God will touch their heart and things will be different. God's pretty powerful and can change things in an instant. Trust him.

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Finding The Right People To Go Through Life With Makes All The Difference

Life is hard enough, why make it worse by going through it alone?

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There are so many things that we go through every day — loss, celebration, success, love — and whether they are good or bad it's hard carrying them alone. In the cases that are good, we want people to share in our joy with us and in cases that are bad, we want people to help us carry the burden so that it's not so bad. Having people in our life makes going through all the things life throws at us that much easier.

Anybody with great friends will tell you that they don't know what they would do without them. They make hard days better and great days more amazing and they are literally God-sent. There is no specific place to find these friends, but you do find them you'll know. You'll hold on tight and never let go. Because those are your people.

Don't make the mistake of choosing "quantity over quality" or of thinking that you don't need anyone else in your life because although that might work for you right now, you'll regret it down the road. Don't forget to appreciate the people you have in your life right now because they are the ones that make this thing called life just a little bit easier.

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