The Hand You Have Been Dealt

 “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch

In life, there are things we have control over and things we have no control over. You can’t control where you were born, who your parents are, how your parents raised you, how people have treated you in the past, or what has happened in the past.

Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture, once said, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” That is a fact of life.  You can deal with the hand you’ve been dealt in one of two ways:

You Can Be Bitter, Blame the Hand You Have Been Dealt and Fold

or

You Can Do the Best You Can with the Hand You’ve Been Dealt

People that become bitter about the hand they’ve been dealt blame their problems on the hand they’ve been dealt. It’s their parents fault, it’s their teachers fault, their friends fault, they way they look, you name it. People in this category live a life a torment. They never learn how to play the hand they’ve been dealt, so they end up folding or being bitter their entire lives.

People that do the best they can with the hand they’ve been dealt will always thrive in life. There are millions of success stories of people who were dealt a bad hand in life, but ended up overcoming the odds and making something great out of something that seemed insignificant.

Doing the best you can with the hand you’ve been dealt is always your best way out of where you are. If you are bitter because of the hand you’ve been dealt or you find yourself blaming others, it’s time to make a decision. You have to decide that regardless of the hand I’ve been dealt, I’m going to make something great of my life!

As Christians, we have an even better advantage. We have the opportunity to trust God with the hand we’ve been dealt. If you’ve been dealt a bad hand, it’s a perfect opportunity for God to do something incredible with it! Learn to trust God to bless the hand you’ve been dealt while you do the best you can with it.

You can’t control the cards you’re dealt, but you can decide what you’re going to do with them.

Do you tend to be bitter and place blame on others for the hand you’ve been dealt or do you choose to do the best you can with the hand you’ve been dealt?

Thoughts?

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