I have yet to meet someone that has said, "I love setbacks! They fill me with pure joy and contentment!"
Setbacks are annoying, frustrating, and an example we have little to no control. I don't like setbacks; however, I tend to expect them. Life isn't near as fun; if it goes the way I think it should or would like.
I don't pessimistically wait for setbacks, but I do plan for them! I mentally prepare for setbacks; therefore, when they come I'm able to handle and embrace them.
Do you plan for setbacks?
I've been pre-training for a marathon since January. Two weeks ago I had to run 60 minutes straight. 52 minutes into the run I got a sharp pain in my hip . The pain then traveled up my back (setback). I rested, but kept up with the training schedule.
Two weeks later the pain has only increased resulting in me visiting a chiropractor two times this week!
The facts:,Running injuries are common, God loves to send me to medical institutions, and I'm not 20 anymore! I was waiting for a setback. I knew it would come! For me, running is 80% mental and 20% physical. I knew a setback would come to prepare me for running 26.2 miles! If I have "my head in the run" I will finish. This setback is minor, but what I'm finding- Any sign of a setback people start teetering , guestioning, and in "Mae language- lose their minds."
God is bigger than any setback you've experienced or are experiencing! Stand up, brush your pants off, and repeat "God's got this setback!"