Don’t Identify With What You’ve Lost

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

As 2020 comes to an end it can be extremely easy to look back and identify with what you lost throughout this challenging year. Whether it is a person, experience, or something else, we all lost a lot this year.

I listened to a sermon the other day from Elevation Church and in it the pastor mentioned to not identify with what you have lost. This hit me hard, because it is something I do quite often.

Instead of identifying with what I have gained I take the approach of someone that has lost the war.

Full of bitterness and anger, when in reality through the war you have gained strength and determination to win the next battle you encounter.

No one wants to be a looser, yet we all spend too much time contemplating everything we have lost. This year in particular we have all lost a lot, from loved ones to traditions and more. But we have gained a new appreciation for the smaller moments that are given, the ones we took for granted before.

Yes, we have all lost a lot some more than other but it is important to not identify with what you have lost.

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