by Myckelle P. Williams
"If everything is smooth sailing right from the beginning, we cant become people of substance and character.By surmounting paining setbacks and obstacles, we create a brilliant history of triumph that will shine forever. Thats what makes life so interesting... In any field of endeavour, those who overcome hardships and grow as human beings are actually advancing towards success and victory in life." ~Daisaku Ikeda
So the question is..if you had to choose: would you rather have an easy life without God in it, or a life full of trials, knowing that God is there with you; molding, shaping and growing you towards His purpose?
I am learning my lesson the hard way. I am learning to appreciate my trials, learn lessons from my failures, acknowledge my struggles and bridges towards my purpose/destiny, and grow from my pain. It is human nature to fight against this, and avoid hurting at all costs...but it will never cause you to become the person that you were truly meant to be. Your TEST will one day be your TESTimony!
I know at this point that my testimony is going to be incredible...because the tests have been almost unbearable. When we were making money and living the 'high life', we found ourselves moving farther away from God, and had less TIME for church and ministry. God will strip us down to the point where we truly only have Him, so there are no excuses to fulfilling our purpose. Once we get there, however, we will feel blessed to have overcome, and bear much 'fruit' from the fire that we endured.
and In the end..all the Glory goes to God: who was there, carrying me through it all, the entire time.