Transforming Your Mess Into Your Message – June 3 Inspiration

Transforming your mess into your message. Have you ever thought about how your past experiences, for good or bad, can actually transform into a form of encouragement or a life lesson in your present, for yourself and for others? My Dad used to call these “lessons of life,” and I went on to use the same phrase and concept with my own kids. It’s usually hard to believe anything positive will come out of a difficult situation when we’re in the midst of it, but if we can strive to learn and apply the lesson, it can transform our lives.

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Here’s your Friday inspiration…

“I encourage people to let go of their past,

but never to run from it.

The only way to gain victory

over the pain of our past

is to let God walk us back through

that doorway of pain and into victory.

No one can achieve victory for us;

we have to work out own salvation.

We have to let God take us through things

and let Him work in us

so our mess becomes our message.

Difficult things that we have endured in our past

prepare us for God’s blessings in our future.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

I know this process is real, as I’ve experienced it many times in my life. I’ve had many messes in my life that have become messages to share with others!

The best physical analogy I can think of regarding pain leading to victory is my thumb surgery last year. It was painful, it required a long recovery, yet that process was necessary to alleviate the pain of the advanced arthritis, bone spurs, and bone fragments in the base of my thumb. I had to go through that process to regain full use of my thumb, and use it without pain.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Have you experienced “lessons of life” that transformed your messes into your messages?

Do you agree that pain eventually leads to victory?

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. All my past experiences have taught me a lot. It’s all been great lessons both the good and the bad. Thanks for sharing the Friday inspiration.

  2. I have had some tough past items. They were hard to go through but I survived.

  3. I think that pain can make you become either a better or a worse version or yourself. It depends on the way you face it

  4. A wonderful post, I think our life experiences are what makes and shapes us. Pain and difficulties are just life’s lessons I believe.

  5. Yes, it’s true. Years ago we called it “learning the hard way” or “the school of hard knocks”. All experiences teach us and make us into the person we are today, and our mistakes and our pain teach us some of our most valuable lessons.

  6. I think that all of us experience lessons of life. The difference is how we perceive them. If we actually learn from them or ignore them.

  7. This is my personal quote: “Stop running towards finding yourself, instead, create yourself” I think we spend so much time trying to change who we are instead of learning how to love ourselves. We need to embrace ourselves fully, that way we know what we want in life and we learn how to achieve it.

  8. Each of us has a mess, what important is how we deal with it. Yes, I believe that failures will lead to victory.

  9. I actually do agree that pain does eventually lead to victory. I try to keep a positive outlook every day the best I can.

  10. Sorry to hear about your surgery but I am glad that the pain eventually led to victory and you were able to use your thumb again.

  11. This is some excellent advice. Working through your mess is your mission in life.

  12. It is true the pain we have experienced make us stronger and inspired us to move forward and be better..

  13. I can defiantly said most of my best lessons were learned the hard way. this is a great message.

  14. You said it! Experience is really the best teacher and failures simply mean that you haven’t succeeded yet. I’m loving the quotes here, even from the comments!

  15. I had seen my own past experiences that partly were both failing and successful. I sometimes accept my failures but learn my lessons. I look at my past experiences, I feel strongly and I am a better person. I am aware of that I am not so perfect. Your message is adorable. I admire Joyce Meyer’s quote. Thank you for sharing.

  16. It’s true the pain we have experienced make us stronger and inspired us to move forward and be better. <3 xx

  17. I think this is so true! I always try to turn my failures into learning experiences, and use them for my future endeavors!

  18. I think that it depends on what type of pain you have experienced that leads to victory. I do believe that everything happens for a reason.

  19. Turning a bad life situation/event into a way to help others not make the same mistakes is a wonderful.

  20. Oh, I’ve had many hard lessons of life that God has used. In fact, I’m going through a doozy of one now. I keep reminding myself that this too will be used for good.

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