Typically we think of fight or flight as the impulse to either fight something or to run away from it. Today I'm approaching this from another angle. You can fight life and God's will, or you can FLY with it through willingness and trust in God, the author of the journey.
So EXCITED to remember that there is not ONE thing I HAVE to do! I get to wake up everyday, breath in and out and just take one step at a time. I make plans that are flexible so I can follow intuition when needs I didn't expect present oportunities. The truth is that the only thing keeping me from living life's ups and downs like a roller coaster ride instead of a fall off a cliff is the iron clad grip I have over my own ideas, plans and will. When Jesus said "Thy will be done." He gave us the key to happiness and freedom. I believe it occurred at his moment of greatest agony to help us see that this is most vital when we are "engulfed in misery". Is it possible that the outcome you are fighting for is not the one that's best, no matter how good it looks? Is it possible that the only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that things are not working out? One of my favorite things to say is "It all works out in the end, if it hasn't worked out, it's not the end." What this has come to mean to me is that I may not see the goodness in the current situation, but that doesn't mean it's bad, and if I keep looking forward and believing in the good to come, the good that is, I will see the good or GOD in it.
The darkest moments of my life have become my greatest objects of gratitude. Things do work out and happiness is possible at any moment when we seek the good or GOD in every moment.
Liz King Bradley