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It’s funny how a situation can cause you to lose focus. I mean, good news, bad news,happy news or sad news. Any kind of news that creates a shift in the atmosphere of life causes your views to take on different perspectives. I am in a place, I like to call elevated view. What do you mean? Well, for me, my elevated view usually kicks in, when life kicks me.

It always happens during a circumstance in which I didn’t see coming. Sometimes its something simple and sometimes something more extreme, but nevertheless, it affects my emotions. An elevated view, is when you are able to look beyond a circumstance and believe that what is going on around you, will develop into something greater than you expected.

Looking beyond the circumstances, doesn’t mean you are in denial, it just means that you choose not to let the circumstance make or break you. Once you begin to incorporate an elevated view, you wont see circumstances the same way you have in the past.

I had to choose between sitting on a pity pot and throwing myself a pity party every week or I would face facts, pick myself up and move forward. It’s amazing when you don’t have too many options. What motivates you, will always be a deciding factor in how you view your life.

The love I have for others motivates me. The ability to see how great a person can be and trying to convey those concepts to a broken person, is what motivates me. Understanding that no one is perfect and we all have flaws, motivates me. But each day I arise, whether I am in pain, heartbroken, sad, confused, troubled, worried, lonely, ill or just feeling numb, my motivation comes from knowing God allowed me to wake up, therefore, I have more work to do.

If you have felt defeated, or feeling negative about your circumstance, I encourage you to start to elevate your view. You are so much bigger than this circumstance. You are stronger than your circumstance and YOU ARE NOT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE. Get elevated, move a level higher than where you are and you will enjoy the view as you go through this circumstance. I am a living witness, it will get better.

“I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

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