Have you been through some sort of challenge lately? Dropped rock-bottom but crawled yourself out of the hole? Cried yourself to exhaustion and thought your life was over but put yourself together and moved on? Congratulations, you’re a survivor!
Life has been accused of being a lot of unpleasant things: hard, unfair, unpredictable among other adjectives. But thank God that it’s also full of second chances! This means when we have a very good chance of beating the odds and coming out as winners at the end of the day.
Everyone has a story; some more dramatic and challenging than others but the bottom line is, everyone has gone through some stuff, had some issues and faced some obstacles. The good thing is, we are a working progress; our life stories are still being written as long as we live. So how our story ends depends on us to a large extent; we may not be able to edit our past but at least we can learn from past mistakes and make decisions for the future.
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is true if one is able to pick up the pieces and forge ahead. But some others are left broken, refusing to heal. It is sad that some people sentence themselves to a life of ‘I should have’ and ‘had I known’ regrets; neglecting the future ahead of them. I don’t know if this would help someone feel better but you’re not the first person to experience whatever you’re facing at the moment. Many people have and many others will. But some out of the lot managed to survive and use their story to inspire others. You can choose to join that group or the other party who didn’t see the need to rise out of the ashes.
Trailing in your studies? Laid off from work? Application (job, school, visa etc.) rejected? Cheated on by partner? Heart broken by lover? Betrayed by friend? Duped by business partner? Passing of a loved one? Declared a terminal patient? Financial drought? The list is endless but remember God is faithful. If only we would trust Him to carry us through and we do our part by a conscious determination to survive the situation…life would be ours to conquer.
No matter how old you are, you have jumped some hurdles and the fact that your spirit is not broken in despair but growing stronger every day shows that you’re a survivor. Well done so far. Don’t give up. Fight the good fight, run the race to the finish line and await your crown. Survive. Conquer. Excel.
Any survivors online?
I’ll leave you with this by Destiny’s Child:
I’m a survivor;
I’m not gon’ give up;
I’m not gon’ stop
I’m gon’ work harder
I’m a survivor
I’m gonna make it
I will survive
Keep on survivin’!
© Josephine Amoako 2016Advertisements