Life sometimes is not easy. There are times that you will come into some kind of hardship or struggle. It is enivitable. In fact, sometime there are things that will happen in life that will shock you to your core.
Life and that of being human is to accept the wins and losses, celebrations, and challenges, and the good with the bad.
Some of the experiences we will face will not be favorable. We might be in pain, physically or emotionally—We just plain hurt. So is the case of how I felt yesterday and today. I made the mistake of riding my bike 10 miles without any prep riding or stretching. Yea, today I hurt. But let’s talk about deeper hurts.
What we don’t realize is that these struggles and pains are a gift from life itself. When we come face to face with a struggle, a low point in life, be it an illness, a relationship breakdown or financial ruin, at the time we are lost in darkness.
Everything you are going through, every struggle, pain or hardship, is actually a gift. It is a gift because it is in the struggle that you are brought to your knees, where you question the purpose of your life. It is a gift because it asks you to go deeper into yourself and find the gold of who you are.
The common saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” has a very profound truth to it. What you overcome in life makes you richer in every way. When you are in that dark place looking for a way out of your hardship, you are faced with two choices: give up or tap into the inner resources that you didn’t even know you had, and come through it stronger and more humble than you were before.
We were given the opportunity to have Suicide Prevention Training yesterday. Suicide is a tough subject to talk about but is a subject that surely arises during the darkest moments of your life.
You also have to remember, God never hands out things that you can’t handle. How you approach it will determine how you come through the other side. You can assume the victim role and feel sorry for yourself, or you can reach into the essence of who you are and find your inner strength. Then demand the self worth and ability to rise up and meet your challenges heart on. You need to believe you can do this — you are powerful, you are amazing and you are inspirational!
Through darkness comes light, through fear comes love and through pain comes triumph.
This is the triumph of the human spirit; it is not in a select few, it is in every one of us.
Your struggles and hardships are your gifts so that you can reach deep down inside of yourself and discover your inner power and the glory of who you are. Use them to share your message of hope and love with the world.
The world needs your voice, your message and your experiences so that they can resonate in the hearts of others and give hope and courage to show that it is possible to overcome anything.
Let us share our gifts with each other as we will be far richer for the experience.