by Esther Davis-Thompson
From Trouble to High Places Moving Forward

Are you moving forward… or residing comfortably on Trouble Lane?

Seeing yourself in a better situationMost of us know, or have at some time known, Trouble. Who among us hasn’t dropped our baskets at some time or another? We’ve lost jobs, flunked out of classes, spent the bill money,  limped through relationships that we knew were bad, made foolish decisions . . . or whatever. We’ve all known Trouble, and so Trouble is easy to believe in. However, until we actually believe in the spiritual reality of our High Places, we won’t ever reach the understanding that our Trouble is not supposed to be our permanent dwelling place, and we won’t even bother trying to seek a better life.

Let’s start at the foundation:

If you do not believe in a loving and gracious Creator-God, you will not believe that you will ever be blessed.

You won’t believe that there’s a source of power available to you that isn’t limited by your human capabilities.

You won’t believe that positive change is a possibility for you.

And you won’t truly believe that your tomorrows can be any better than your today.

Living your best life requires you to be your best Self. In order to be your best Self you have to believe high for yourself.

Can you picture yourself in a different state of being than you’re in now?

Can you picture yourself taking one precarious step at a time to build a bridge toward something better?

Know this: change happens always. Positive beliefs lead us into positive actions, and positive actions tend to net positive changes. Yet, sitting still in situations that are not good for us will eventually net just as much change. This hanging-out-in-default-mode kind of change, though, just gets you a new address in Trouble.

So now, think about it. Where will your current beliefs, about yourself and your capabilities, lead you? Are you holding tight to any low beliefs about yourself that could be stopping you from moving forward?


Excerpt from From Trouble to High Places: Meditations for Women Who Are So Ready to Cross the Bridges that lead to Joy! Copyright 2009 Esther Davis-Thompson


1 Comment

  1. Zola Aminata says:

    Thank you for the reminder. Trouble can be so convincing especially when you’re reaching for higher grounds.
    Sister Zola

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