A particular quote stood out for me today, ‘If God brings you to it, then He will bring you through it.’ You know how Facebook has “on this day” feature where you can see things you’ve posted on a particular date in the past years? Well, I clicked on it today and 3 years ago I posted this quote to my Facebook status. I think it was around the year of my last year of high school and I was worried about university and keeping up my class rank to get into my top choice university (talk about stressful🙈) Sometimes I read the things the teenage me wrote and cringe, but other times it reminds me of where I’ve been, how I’ve grown and who I strive to become.😊
I was often called an “over-achiever” but I would swat that label away like a nagging fly. I would laugh but on the inside I was thinking “I wish I was an over-achiever because then I would actually achieve the things that I wanted to excel at. As I’ve gotten older, I look back at the 17 year old me and I am mortified of her. Was that really me? The pressure! The exhausting, heavy pressure I used as a tool to manipulate my sense of worth. Was I addicted to the feeling of disappointment because I had gotten used to it and was comfortable there? Probably, Sounds familiar!
You know what makes you who you are? The way you come back and deal with what brought you down. If I had a penny for every time someone said “You work too hard or you study too much” I’d be rich. I never got everything handed to me. I promise! I know nothing but hard work. I grew up seeing that in my parents. My whole worldview is shaped on the fact that if you are willing to put your energy into something, then you can make it happen. You do not wait for permission to make something happen. You embrace that fire inside you. You live in that fire. You become that fire.🔥
Do not waste your time explaining why you do what you do. The people around you may not have it, they may not understand it, and they may try to put that fire out. Do not allow people to blow that fire out. Keep living in that fire. Understand that your life is too valuable. You have a purpose for living. Keep moving forward! God bless!
“Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience”
Blessings and Love.😊 ❤