I know I might have mentioned this before but I want you guys to know I’ll never stop writing. Maybe I don’t get to post on my blog as often as I would love to but trust me, I’m using every chance I get to make these words travel as far as possible. To everyone who has found in me a source of motivation, I want you to know I’m not the one behind these wheels because “He that is in me (God) is greater than he that is in the world”. I’m just a vessel of communication and nothing brings me greater joy than knowing my life is being used as an instrument of inspiration for someone I might never even get to meet in person. Like my friend once told me: “Your words have a way of getting to places your tiny feet can’t reach”
In this past year, I’ve made a lot of mistakes; some out of impulsive thinking and others were just unforeseen. And for a while I wallowed in a pool of regret and I blamed most of my actions on other people’s influence on me. I was angry at the world and every mistake I made left spots of paranoia, insecurity and fear in me.
Gradually, I was becoming a reflection of bitterness and thank God I pressed a code red button on that. God brought me back to life with a verse from the bible: “No trial has overtaken you, except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tried beyond what you can bear but with the trial will also provide a way out of it so that you may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians10:13)
And with where I am today, I cannot help but come to a conclusion that I didn’t make those mistakes; those mistakes made me. And this will continue to guide me in this journey we call life.
The type of influence people have on our lives tend to change our course and bend us in one way or the other. I’ve heard a lot of disheartening stories where a beautiful soul is turned into a cold one as a result of the influence other people have had on them. And it is quite unfortunate that the insensitivity of these people may continue to cost the world a lot of potentials.
People have been forced to go in the opposite direction of their dreams, they’ve been made to have a “an eye for an eye” world view, and even become emotionally damaged because of what one person or a group of people did to them.
I’m not in the position to blame these people for who they become because in honesty, people have gone through some pretty horrible things.
The thing is, we are way stronger than we think we are. God has deposited in each and everyone of us an element of indelible strength, which may, sometimes not become active until we’ve been pushed to the limit. And most times when we are faced with challenges, God wants us to fight back in order to allow the manifestation of that power inside us. Some of us never get to use this element because we’ve become so complacent in our comfort zones that we accept whatever is being thrown at us.
Have people hurt you so much in the past you can barely trust anymore? Have you been locked up in a strange place due to peer pressure? Have you lost yourself along the line and you can’t seem to recognize this person you are? No matter where you’ve been, as long as you’re still alive, where you’re going is more important.
You can’t control other people’s actions but you can prevent them from having a negative impact on you. You have to stand up and break free! Utilize that element of strength in you and thrive against the winds of captivity. You are your own army and if at the end of the day, you’re unable to make nothing out of your life, it’s going to be on your account.
It’s not supposed to be easy, it’s not supposed to happen in the blink of an eye. In fact, your first trial might not be your only one. You’re fighting a battle against your past and your future is the big price here. With this you should know it’s not something you can do without God. He’s the force behind every breakthrough.
So darling, you can go ahead and blame the world for being cruel to you, you can blame them for making you a bitter person, you can spend the rest of your life planning a revenge strategy but is that going to change the past ? I think not. You know what you can change? The future and what you make out of it.