Setbacks serve a purpose.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?

Things can seem to be going along fine in life and then they backslide or get stuck. They reason why may elude us. It can be disheartening.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember all the progress that already has occurred when it halts or recedes. We become focused on the setback and feel discouraged. It’s easy to forget that the undesired pause is likely temporary and may even be to our benefit. We may need a break from steady progression to rest or reorient.

Today’s message advises me that life is cyclical. My existence involves both inhalation and exhalation, pause and progress. I can use a setback to my advantage to build my strength and deepen my understanding.

How about you? How do you relate to setbacks?