I used to believe that pain and struggles were worthless and unnecessary. Who would want to go through pain and struggles anyway? After going through so much in life, I would not want anyone to go through what I went through. The question is, are we immune to struggles and pain? You may not have experienced what I’ve experienced, but I am sure you have your own stories. Perhaps, your account is about your physical, emotional, or even spiritual struggles. Now, it all depends on whether you want to tell your stories. Some may be too painful to share. However, I believe that struggles and pain should not go to waste.
I’ve fallen and had been broken so many times before, but somehow I’ve been put back together several times, piece by piece, cracks visible and roughness felt. Despite those flaws, today, I stand beautiful and robust. Some may look at me today and see someone who was once broken and now stands with a sign that says “fragile” or “handle with care.” They fail to realize that I am still standing and my experiences made me strong. Thanks to the one who created me. I have a creator who molded me to be something beautiful and excellent from the moment he decided to breathe life into me. Unfortunately, life brought challenges in my life, and those challenges often left me broken. However, God picked up the pieces and glued them back together to show how magnificent an art I still could become. I was put back together, stronger for His purpose.
Struggles and pains are inevitable; they are part of life, and how we deal with them is up to us. Do we run and hide in fear or face them with tenacity and strength? Don’t get me wrong, exhaustion sometimes creeps upon us, and we will often face defeat, but that’s okay; we are human. What’s important is that we know how to get back up.
As Helen Keller once said, “The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”
Let’s continue to fight, and fight not only for ourselves but for those who cannot fight for themselves – yet! Don’t let struggles and pain go to waste. Instead, use them as your source of strength and empower others. There will always be storms in life. Instead of drowning in them, why not be ready for them to come? Swim through the struggles and when you reach the other side, show others how you got there; inspire and empower. Do not let your struggles and pain go to waste.
I hope this empowers you today! 🙂