How we see a situation can either strengthen or weaken our faith. Perspective can be positive or negative. What we focus on will not only magnify but also will be attracted to us.
Our thoughts have images attached to them. Whatever we think about will create a picture associated with that thought. So if we think about something negative, bad pictures are formed in our minds. If we think positive, we will see just that. Whatever we see will be spoken, whether positive or negative. And whatever thought(s) we let sit in our minds long enough are those we have received.
Right now, you are going through a lot, and the devil wants you to not only set your thoughts, but concentrate on bad things always happening to you. He wants you to receive the thought that you will never be better, that you will always be where you are, and that you will never get any further than now. I know we are all human, but we cannot use that as an excuse for self-sabotage.
You have a weapon to use. God did not leave you powerless. You’re not defenseless. The Word of God is your weapon of advancement. You must use the Word of God to plant His thoughts in your mind so you can think what He wants you to think, see what He wants you to see, and ultimately say what He wants you to say. You can’t do this making excuses (finding the Word of God boring, not having enough time to read and study). Be honest and determine within yourself if where you are is unhealthy and undesirable enough for you to change some things. Please know that no one has been given this power of decision but you. I know it’s tempting to want others to do it for you, but God loves you, and He’s given you the gift of choice. He has already provided the way of escape. You just have to take it.
Consistently use the Word of God to change how you think, see, speak and pray. Think on those things that are honest, noble, just, true and of good report (Phil. 4:8). God not only desires for you to have victory in every area of your life, He sent Jesus to give it you already. The key to the manifestation of this victory is your obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit. So wipe your eyes, dust your shoulders off, get back up and go forth. You don’t have to run quicker than anyone else, just as long as you endure.