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Rubber Bands

We can bounce right back after life's events,
as we continue to seek God's kingdom.
They're pulled, they bend, they stretch, they expand, and they bounce right back.

Rubber bands.

There's much we can learn from the attributes of such a great invention. They're so many features and functions of them that I couldn't even begin to explain.

In John Maxwell's blog post titled, Bounce Back from your Setback, he says, "having a community of people who love and support you is an important key to bouncing back from disappointment. This, above all, has the most impact on a person’s level of resilience; the larger the network of support and care, the more able a person is to be resilient." In other words, people need people during tough times. It's not a good idea to try to get through things by ourselves. We don't know everything, so we may miss out on what's best for us. I know I did at one point in my life. Remember my telling you I was functionally depressed, if there's any such thing. That meant I did everything I was supposed to do during the day. In fact, I was very good at doing and achieving those things, but late at night I felt alone and sad thinking about my problems. There was no need for that. Now I know there are people who have gone through the same challenges and issues and they are willing to help me through mine. It's the same thing for you, but like me, you have to swallow your pride and ask for help.

We can be like that rubber band, with the right people around us. We can bounce right back after life's difficult challenges. Don't go through your problems alone. Accept the people who are willing to help you on your road to recovery. If not, it will take much longer to be whole. God wants more for you. You must believe that.

Everyone needs help sometimes and nobody is alone in their circumstances. I am more than a witness. "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

You'll make it. 

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