Greetings. I was asked by my WordPress colleagues what is my favorite quote. How do I live my life by it? How often do I think about it? I have quite a few quotes that I use. My favorite quote is when life gives you a lemon, you start making lemonade.
Living life can be full of disappointments. As a minister, I have spoken to many people who are discouraged and frustrated in life. I will start with myself as an example. I have repeatedly complained before the Lord about my frustrations in life, and he brings up another one of my favorite quotes (I have quite a few)—Stop and smell the roses.
So, if you are frustrated, disgusted, and discouraged in life, take a deep breath. Stop and smell the roses. In life, we need to pause and count our blessings because believe it or not, we are blessed. We are blessed to live another day. Blessed to have 24 hours to make it profitable. Do an inventory of things to be thankful for, and I guarantee you will feel better.
Now, regarding my favorite quote–When life gives you a lemon, you start making lemonades. I like that saying because it gives me hope. How many times have we had goals, dreams, and visions in life? How many times has life disappointed us with failure in not achieving our dreams?
If you are in that category, you are not alone. Having a vision is what keeps people alive and motivated in life. There is nothing more frustrating than failing to achieve your goals. When that happens, reinvent yourself. Start making new goals. Learn from your past mistakes and let those rocks of obstacles lift you higher to your mountain of success.
How many of us have had our hearts broken by that special someone? We think that we can never recover from such a blow. The word of God says that he heals the brokenhearted. (Luke 4:8) I have had my heart broken many times in life, but my faith in Jesus keeps me going. He can turn my lemons into lemonade.
Whatever lemons you are facing, take a good hard look at how you can make lemonade. Discover where your gifts, talents, and skills are. Be creative and set new goals and visions. As you do this, life will be worth living. God bless.