This year has been the toughest year of my life. Emotional ups and downs, losing more than I imagined, being hurt tremendously, and being in a place of helplessness. One thing about this year that I must admit is that it is has been a lesson.
My first lesson was reality. Reality is one of the toughest pills to swallow. Reality hurts most when you come to grips with the fact that life will never be the same. The lesson comes in when you learn how to make change work in your favor. Change, no matter if its good or bad, can always work to make things better, whether losing or gaining…
Which brings me to lesson 2: Losing. I’ve lost friends this year. I’ve lost people that I deeply care about. Most of the time it was a loss of communication, or they just decided to walk away. It hurts. As humans, we tend to expect people to stay when in fact, most people are only meant for a season. Others are just dead weight. Those seasonal people are there to either guide you to the next step, or show you something new. They aren’t meant to stay forever and you can’t blame them for that. Now, the dead weight folks, are just things that happen to stick to you on your journey. They are people who are either users, haters, or people to hold you back. You can’t blame them either. A person must be true to who they are. This lesson taught me to appreciate those who are always in my corner.
Lesson 3: Happiness. Happiness is just an emotion. You can be happy now, and in the blink of an eye you can go through five other emotions. Happiness is temporary. My happiness would come one moment and everything from senior stress to carrying burdens would take it right away. One thing that this world can’t take is my joy. I had to learn to dwell in my joy.
This year has been rough, but It’s one simple thought that kept me afloat.
“It can always be worse.”
Life has proven that to me time and time again. When I think things couldn’t get worse, they did, but I knew that my situation was only meant to prepare me for my next level. My reason in saying all of this is because life tends to put you through a test in order to teach you a lesson. Whatever difficult time that you are in right now, is only meant to teach you something new. What is the test teaching? Only you can decide. Never take a struggle as something designed to break you. Thats what haters and the enemy sees your struggle as. If it was meant to break you, you wouldn’t be here reading this right now. Be wise enough to know that your struggle is only a setup for a comeback. Its setting you up to come back stronger, wiser, and more independent. Above all else, know that you has the best coach in all of the universe behind your back. God is always there, so never think that you are alone in this world. Your purpose is far greater than your pain, so keep pushing!
I love you all! Xo.
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche