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This Too Shall Pass

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Written by   108
2 months ago

How often do you get tired up in an impossible situation?? Not often, I hope. There are a lot of people on this planet who seem to have everything working together just to favour them. We all have that kind of people around us. Sometimes, we get caught up in impossible situations, and instead of thinking about the solution, we can't help but look at these people who seem to have it easy in life and wonder why our cases are different. That's bad enough, but there are still those who have it much worse. They seem to move from one impossible situation to another, and at some point, you just have to wonder, how do I get out of this?

The default response is to worry and panic, and that's human. But over time, I've come to know that the first response to negative emotions is usually the worst choice. There are other ways to deal with such situations, and I've developed a few for myself that I'll like to share with you. So, how do I deal with impossible situations?

A Mentality Of This Too Shall Pass

The first step I use when the odds seem stacked against me is to change the way I see the problem. When we have these kinds of situations, all we see is a humongous mountain that we can't climb. But we forget that almost if not all mountains usually have a cave that cut in and through them. In your panic mode, you only see the obvious mountain(problem), and not the cave in it(solution). You have to learn to be in control of your mind, as it's one of the most powerful tools humans have. With it, we can reprogramme our sense of reality and make things happen for us. When the odds are stacked up against me, what I do is constantly tell myself that this situation 'will not kill me' and if it will not kill me, then it shall pass. As long as there's life, there's hope. So, stop panicking and instead focus your mind on finding a solution.

Trivialize The Problem

One of the benefits of having a mentality of this too shall pass, is that it makes the problem pale in significance to the entire scheme of your life. Such a mentality helps to increase you such that, you become multiple times bigger than the problem, hence it is less of an issue to you. Learn to reduce the problem mentally, because as long as you think the problem is huge and insurmountable, your mind won't be able to go to work on finding a solution to deal with it. After all, it's easier to stage resistance against a group of people if you think they are just six than if you think that is twenty. Reduce the problem, by telling yourself it's not much of a big deal. The benefit of this is that your brain can now redirect resources used for unnecessary worrying, toward dealing with the problem.

Conclusion

We will always encounter situations that make us question if God Is real or fair if we are good enough or not etc. The truth is we have to learn to be patient. We have to learn to focus less on the problem rather than the solution, cos eventually, that problem will pass. Are you in debt and have no way to pay, that too shall pass;  is your relationship/marriage going through a tough time, that too shall pass; is your father fighting for his life and freedom, that too shall pass; is your asthmatic mom on the verge of having high blood pressure, that too shall pass. Whatever the situation, always remember and believe that this too shall pass!

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There is an adage that says "You cannot stop a bird from flying over your head but you can prevent that bird from nesting there." There are some troubles we can't escape and when they come we just have to make the most of it. It won't be easy at all and we should know that it would pass. As I always tell myself, "It won't always rain, there will be sunshine soon."

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2 months ago

That true bro.. It can't be there forever..

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2 months ago

Absolutely.

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2 months ago

Well that for me serves as one of my reasons to go on with life though I am in real struggle. ☺️

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2 months ago

We all are in our little way. I'm sure you're doing a good job of it

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2 months ago

Nice writeup...I tend to worry alot but these days I'm doing a good job of making the problem trivial so the solution can be seen.

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2 months ago

That's really good

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2 months ago

One of my closest friends decided to get the "This too shall pass" tattooed on her body. Actually, it turned out great. When I asked her about it, she told me that it will remind her for the rest of life that no matter what she's been going through, they will pass.

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2 months ago

That your friend is really wise. I'm already liking her. Is she single?😅

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2 months ago

Almighty test our patience and we go through critical situation but we shouldn’t questioning in his existence. But its true we get upset and feel like Almighty is unfair but later we realize everything happen for our good.

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2 months ago

He always knows best.

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2 months ago

There's nothing impossible for God to do, for he is God and nothing is above him.

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2 months ago

On point. Nothing at all

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2 months ago

Oh yes! This is superb. No situation lasts for ever, it's just a matter of time. Notice how long pregnancy period seems to take but it will also become part tense because whatever has a beginning surely has an end. So, it's better to relax and look onto God as we navigate through life problems to the land of breakthrough

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2 months ago

Yes, everything with a beginning must also have an end

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2 months ago

Really inspiring Talon, yes! This too shall pass, even if one is on the edge of loosing it. It's my mum though, I hardly worry; prolly because I don't have much responsibilities yet. But my mum can drown herself into sober thoughts...worry doesn't help. Funny enough (I even wanted to write about worrying too, especially after seeing the present state of my mum). She thinks a lot, like a whole lot. And it doesn't help, just like you said, the mentality of this too shall pass would lessen up the burden.

"This too shall pass" to me, is like singing this song to yourself: "though the sorrows may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning."

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2 months ago

Exactly. I'm sorry about your mum. Our parents are very good at worrying themselves to death

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2 months ago

Thanks for the positive reaffirmations.. needed to hear this today :)

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2 months ago

You're welcome

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2 months ago

Indeed, any kind of situation and challenges that we face, they will eventually all pass. They won't stay longer to make you suffer if you only knew how to deal with it. The only reason why we felt that the problem was too heavy was because we keep on thinking its negativity, we keep on embracing it. We forgot that there's still hope, there's still tomorrow and so we must cut this pattern to have a stress free life.

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2 months ago

Yeah. If we'll just focus more on finding a solution than on the problem, we can handle anything

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2 months ago

Yeah I believe in what you are saying, that too shall pass, everything that has the beginning has an end, every hard times will turn to good times, they sun will still shows it's beautiful face after the stormy weather, after the raging storms to the calm wind will blow.. Though troubles may last in the night but joy will surely comes in the morning.

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2 months ago

Beautiful comment. Seem like you would have done more justice to the topic than I did😅

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2 months ago

Hehehe, I am really humble to you write up friend,

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