Nowadays, everyone jokes about how real the struggle is, usually to express some battle that they’re currently fighting. I’m even guilt of using the phrase: it’s storming outside and I forgot my umbrella at home? The struggle is real. Three presentations, four appointments, and ten emails to respond to? The struggle is too real. I’ve even had a student tell me that they’d be late for our appointment because they had been “riding the struggle bus all morning”. While that statement did give me a good laugh it also made me realize how readily we accept chaos and frustration. We write it off as if it’s something that we should accept and expect.
But the truth is that you don’t overcome struggle by fighting it. Fighting takes energy and overtime you’ll give in and lose to whatever it is you’ve been fighting. So let it go. Turning away from it will allow God to redirect your focus and expose you to blessings that have been waiting to get your attention. If the saying is true, that whatever you focus on expands, then you should focus more on what’s going right. The struggle is real, but so are miracles.