Shared by Robin.
Get Back Up!
The ground is a hard place to lay down for the Living! Life’s Trials, Challenges, and Obstacles are all ordained. The million dollar questions are: how do we get back up? What do we do when we get up? We have to come to the understanding that Struggle is Ordained? These are not just Tests of Faith, but Tests of Character & Strength. We’ve already proven we can endure much. Prejudice, Sexual, Physical, Mental & Emotional Abuse, Sexism, Racism, Social & Environmental Ills plague women daily! We cannot change the world or stop life from happening but what we can change is the Effect that life’s challenges have on our mental, physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being. STOP, stop beating ourself up every time we fall. The devil is a master manipulator. He keeps us distracted, so instead of praying, we’re often weighed down to the ground plagued with pain, operating off a pain and survival mode. I heard The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan say during his Lecture-” How To Mend A Broken Heart” that, ” We carry our pain around like a badge of honor”. How true! When you introspect, do you think about the pain, poor choices & bad decisions and experiences we went through? I could cry right now if i allowed myself to stay trapped by my past. Yes the past. By no means am i asking you to become emotionless, numb or immune. Quite the opposite. I want you to understand laying down, giving up is NOT who you are! The pangs of the past DO NOT dictate your future. How you handle life after a challenge does. Don’t be a prisoner to that dark place that has trapped and paralyzed you for so long. Keep up Prayer and Work your way UP off that ground. Remember the serenity prayer? ”
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
When your life is presented with a trial, don’s stay down long. Get up Ladies! Forgive yourself and journey forward with your head held high. The devil has claimed too much of our wasted time and energy. It’s time to give him his walking papers. His time of rulership over us EXPIRED long ago. It’s TIME, time to pick yourself back up. YOU are stronger than any trial or storm.
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