You are more resilient than you know, stronger than you think, or have been made to believe. If you would only look within, you will find that there is power deep within you to tap into. There is power available to you, power that resides inside you, to overcome and conquer sadness, grief, sorrow, depression, suicidal thoughts, and the things that you would rather not remember but are still festering inside you.
You are more resilient than the biases, stigma, stereotypes and boxes you have been placed in by others. You are more resilient than the rape, accident, domestic violence, verbal, emotional, mental and spiritual abuse that you have been subjected to.
You are more resilient than people thinking and believing that nothing good can come out of you. You are more resilient than the heat you are taking. You are more resilient than the circumstances that you have to bear. You are more resilient than the labels that you have been tagged with. You are more resilient than your own mistakes.
Take a minute to stop blaming others, to stop blaming yourself, and to stop blaming life. Look within you and find your resilience. Focus on coming out of the darkness and into the light. Stop making excuses and giving reasons why you can’t, and understand that you can find your resilience, and use it to your advantage to live a wholesome and fulfilling life. You do not have to continue wallowing in self-pity, or on what was done to you, or on how you could have done things differently. Why paralyze yourself? Why keep yourself chained down? I know that the pain is real, but you can beat the pain, or allow yourself to drown. Are you going to give up on you? No!
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:30-31
Tap into your resilience and excel!