Blessings in Disguise

Perhaps one of my favorite quotes is “God never gives you more than you can handle”. I am not a deeply religious person, in fact I am hardly “religious” at all. I have my own version of spiritually and my own relationship with God that exists beyond the parameters of any one religion.

OK, enough religion talk; it always makes me uneasy.

Today my favorite quote came to me over and over again. Things didn’t exactly go my way today and I was feeling unhappy. I had been given the gift of time when I didn’t exactly want it.

The more I thought about my situation, the more I realized that whether I wanted it or not, I needed this gift of time. As any busy college student will tell you, when homework rains; it pours. Most students typically get assigned a ton of projects, papers and exams that all are due around the same time.

I am no exception. This month is filled to the brim with term papers, exams, a 20 page research paper, and a 10 minute speech. This is the best possible time for me to get the gift of time; to be able to finish all my assignments without having to cram the work into 3 days per week.

I may not be completely happy with my new found gift of time, but I have little control over it. In fact, I have little control over a lot of things. The sooner I come to terms with that the better. The only thing I can control is how I feel about situations that come my way and try to see the positive in everything.

“God never gives you more than you can handle”. I realized that what happened was God’s way of not giving more than I can handle. And that truly is a blessing.

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