“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create that fact.”
Life was, is, and never will be perfect. It is a series of trials and experiences that enlighten us, challenge us and strengthen us. A friend of mine has recently been struggling with the direction her life has taken. When I first met her she owned successful businesses, she was well traveled, educated, owned multiple pieces of property and had been motivated to constantly progress in life. Now, five years down the road she feels like she has come to a life purgatory, although she is still successful, she has taken a couple of hits and feels stagnant with goals not completely in her control. One of the things she has wanted most for the past few years is to finally find someone to settle down with and share the life she has built. Now that she has hit her mid-30’s, she has become frustrated with patiently waiting and has begun to wonder if previous life choices with her career and traveling cost her the chance for a happy marriage. Personally, I don’t believe life is that fickle. (Continued below…)
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Yes, I believe our choices shape our future, but I also believe that God has given us multiple opportunities to lead a full and happy life. He wants us to succeed and understands that we make mistakes. However, this life is a series for trials for us. Some of them are brought on by our choices and are clear consequences. Sometimes, however, there are challenges we must face because that is one of the specific difficult tests in our lives that are necessary to help shape us into the best version of ourselves. For each person these tests are different, for my friend it might be finding a man that is marriage material, for some finding that special someone may have come more easily. We all have weaknesses that need to be strengthened and challenges are what help us become stronger. Trials are not something to dwell on, even if they come as a consequence of a bad choice. They are something to persevere through, and to realize that endurance will help you to become the person you were meant to be. So don’t be afraid to embrace life with all of its fiery trials and beautiful blessings, it is worth the perseverance. Life is worth living, so don’t forget to live it.