Reframing: Creating a different way of looking at a situation, person or relationship by changing its meaning.
Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me really sucks. As a result of the hell I’ve been through. I’m quitting Community group and never going back to church. NWV
12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, 13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ.
3 Principles to Reframe Your Story and Your Relationships:
1. Thank God for what didn’t happen.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
2. Consciously prime joy in anticipated difficulties.
1 Peter 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
3. Look for God’s goodness in all things.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.