We have all heard the infamous “turn pain into power, struggles in strength, and tragedies into triumphs,” but for some that is hard to do. Very easily we can suggest the ideas, but not take heed to the concepts ourselves. I know this because I’ve been there. However, when I conducted a personal inventory, I had to properly address my weaknesses and take accountability. I was seeking a transformation, to be renewed from the very things that broke me down. While it may have seemed as if I was in my own sunken place, I still possessed the capabilities to pull myself out. I did not supply these things for myself, I would later learn that this was The Almighty’s redemptive love. I previously spoken about learning to love yourself and knowing your worth. This is so important during a restoration because those who are nesting in that sunken place with you, will try to manipulate, belittle, and degrade you until there is nothing left of you. This is the time that you set an example and make clear of what you will accept and allow and what you will not. This is when it is important to protect your peace by any means necessary because your energy will be affected. Be real and truthful to yourself and get down on “them” knees and beg to God for strength, courage, and wisdom. However, don’t make him look like a fool because you know what, that’s how much he loves us. Have you ever had that friend who just keeps running back to the same mess and you have to be the shoulder and ear every time, but they still go back and then you’re right there again when it happens….the never ending cycle. That’s how God operates, he loves us despite our faults. He is just waiting for us to finally throw in the towel to say I have had enough so he can take you to places you have only dreamed of. His redemptive love will have you feeling as if you’re in a movie, living out your favorite scenes. It eventually ends up being all apart of his plan, the plan for you to get to know you! “Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” -Karen Salmansohn.
Let the pain produce productivity in all that you do. No need to get angry, fight fire with fire, but let your fire burn differently. Cut off dead-ends and tie loose strings. Move in silence and don’t ever allow your love for someone else to override the love you have for you. In past experiences I have appeared weak, but I have proven to be capable..hence the reason for my happiness now. Beloved, it all will take time, but it first begins with you realizing that you’re in a sunken place and you and only you can pull you through. Sacrifices will have to be made and there will prove to be challenges, however, to be redeemed is invincible. Once you begin exercising your strength, others will try to remind you of a past you or who they assumed you to be, but humbly inform them that you are operating under new authority and you have no business interacting with them. Pain was not caused to not allow something new to be born (Isaiah 66:9). Let your energy speak for itself.
“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings!” -Ariana Dancu