We all experience difficult times in our lives where we feel the great weight of stress and adversity on our shoulders. When you wake up your feet feel heavier, your motivation is nowhere to be found and your energy level is through the floor. If you have been there recently, I want you to know that you are in a great place. Why? Because it’s in our moments of greatest difficulty that our character, our resilance and our faith are all put to the test. This friction only makes us stronger for the path that lies ahead of us and the many more experiences we will have.
They say that iron sharpens iron. You are a piece of iron and these challenges are the iron that is shaping you. How sharp you become all lies in how you respond to each setback and difficulty. The next time you feel like you can’t go on or you don’t know how you’re going to make it, look up, close your eyes and determine to yourself that you will NEVER, EVER GIVE UP! No matter what obstacles lie in front of you, no matter who is trying to bring you down, no matter how challenging a situation may seem, you have the power to push yourself through it and see the dawn of a new and prosperous period in your life. It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s only temporary and you will get through it!