We are all brave warriors in a world that is constantly changing, valiantly battling to secure a sense of well-being and attain peace, happiness, and prosperity in our lives. We hold our destiny in the palm of our hand and with help from God can become all we were created to become.
At an early age we quickly ascertain that life is not always going to be easy. There are times we exert intense physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy to rise above or maneuver through our darkest challenges. It is during these moments of despair and doubt that we can begin to recognize and experience life’s most powerful lessons.
I will always remember my first husband’s reaction to his neurologist’s announcement that a tumor had invaded his brain and the prognosis was not favorable. We were driving home from the appointment numb from the news that would alter our lives forever and possibly end his prematurely. He turned his head and looking at me said, “We will not let this be a tragedy in our life; we will learn something from this experience that will make us better.” Learn we did, and though he left this mortal life too early I was inspired by his courageous example and never felt that his illness and subsequent death was a tragedy. Together we became victorious warriors during the most difficult battle of our lives learning invaluable lessons of love, patience, selflessness, and gratitude. Did we want to go through it? Absolutely not. Did we have choice? Absolutely not. What we did have was the ability to control how we chose to look at adversity and reframe it so we could become victors and not victims.
No matter how daunting a challenge may appear, try looking for an opportunity to learn something powerful in it. If you just see it as nothing but a hopeless event, you will begin to sink and the lesson to be learned will be lost. Remember you are a warrior so prepare yourself for life’s battleground by cultivating a victorious spirit and choose to change how you view the challenges you face.
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” ~ Vince Lombardi