We all have experienced some dark times in our life, when we felt like we wouldn’t be able to take just one more step forward because we had the weight of the world on our shoulders. If you go back to that moment in your memory bank, you will recall that you thought it was over for you. You couldn’t see yourself coming out that situation, whether it was a toxic relationship or illness, or maybe you got fired from a job that was paying really good money, and your bills were due but you didn’t know how you would pay them. These are the issues I’m speaking of. Think of a time when your life was at its worse, and you hit rock bottom. How did you feel and how did you react?
When you’re in that moment, life feels like it’s coming to an end and you will never be able to move past that situation. It always seems this way because the human mind can be tricky. During that low time in our life, our minds will make us feel like there is no way things will change for the better and if they did it would not be any time soon. I call this mis-diagnosing a situation or a problem, because the solution to your problem is closer than it appears, and your healing is closer than it appears. You just have to change your perception.
The situation always looks bigger than it is when you’re going through the pain and heartache. When you get past the hurt, you will realize there is a reason for everything. Allow what happens to you to make you stronger. If the relationship tears you down, maybe you need to let it go so that you can be completely happy. If you are dealing with sickness continue to pray and thank God for your healing in advance and then reach out to someone who is in a less fortunate situation, to be a light in their life by inspiring them to keep moving forward. If you lost your job it’s okay, apply for other jobs and use the free time to invest in yourself by perfecting your craft, expanding your knowledge, and encouraging others who may be going through the same.
Use your situation to first help yourself and then help someone else. The challenges and devastations we face in life are only temporary; the only thing constant is change so change your perception. There is so much more ahead of you! Your future is bright; allow change to be the flame that will spark the necessary growth in your life. I hope this blesses someone!
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.