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You know the saying, " When it rains, it pours"? It's a phrase you use when you feel like bad things just keep happening usually with increasing regularity and disappointing consequences. We have weathered these rain storms on a number of occasions. Maybe more than we would care to remember.
Do you know about the Curse of Three?
We've also experienced the Curse of Three. Do you know about the Curse of Three?
The Curse of Three is when three bad things happen over a short period of time. Sometimes it's within days and sometimes it's within hours. Regardless of when it happens, you know it's happening it happens.
When it comes to bad things, it helps us to think about how we want to handle and respond to the bad things. In each of the 3 situations, we had to choose our response to what was happening. As these things happened we realized that certain things were out of our hands. All 3 events happened at no fault to what we were doing. They just happened.
You will see bad things. Difficult times will come. Whether it's the Curse of Three or rainy days that seem to never end, we're reminded of a very important truth. GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.
We have been hit by the Curse of Three many times. But in each scenario, we've trusted that God was still working and moving in and through what we were dealing with. Instead of over reacting, we took a step back, considered the situation, prayed, and stepped forward towards the solution.
For example, when we got a flat tire driving Nate back to school, we didn't panic or get angry. Nate and Jay changed the tire. Jay dropped Nate off at school. Then Jay when to Flynn's Tire, who quickly replaced the tire. After 30 minutes, Jay was heading home riding on a brand new, 'safe' tire. Fortunately we had money in our savings account.
We have been hit by the Curse of Three many times. But in each scenario, we've trusted that God was still working and moving in and through what we were dealing with.
Replacing the tire was our third bad thing to happen in less than 24 hours. No, it might not have been the most devastating "bad thing" that could have happened. But after our two previous "bad things," the flat tire was frustrating, annoying, and not something we wanted to deal with it. Plus, it cost us something; time and money.
Don't let the Curse of Three, or the "rainy day" ruin what is happening in other parts of you life. Remember, God is bigger than even the biggest bad thing you can imagine. Stay calm. Be patient. Trust in God goodness. Things may actually get worse before the get better. But stay on your knees before God and walk forward knowing that his plan for you is his perfect plan for you.
- the higham family
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