How do you stay so strong when you have so much you have been through?

1. I PRAY ALL THE TIME! & I DON’T HESITATE 2 TELL THE LORD IF I’M AT MY BREAKING POINT, EITHER…BUT I DON’T JUST LAY MY TROUBLES IN HIS LAP & LEAVE! I ASK 4 HELP, & SOMEHOW THE LOAD IS EITHER LIGHTENED, OR I GET STRONGER! B4 MY PBA MEDS, I ALWAYS PRAYED 2 BE STRONG ENOUGH, & CONTROL MY PBA WHEN I FACED SOMETHING EMOTIONAL! SOMEHOW, I GOT STRONGER EVERYTIME!
2. I BELIEVE IN CONTINUAL REVELATION FROM GOD, SO I RECEIVE TONS OF PPRIESTHOOD BLESSINGS, SO I CAN HAVE EXTRA STRENGTH & GUIDANCE FROM GOD IN MY LIFE. (IN FACT, WE JOKE ABOUT HOW LONG A BLESSING LASTS! LOLL)
3. MK HAS HELPED CHANGE MY PERSPECTATIVE…WHEN I 1ST HAD MY STROKE, I GOT DEPRESSED A LOT, & WONDERED, “WHY ME?” WISH I COULD SAY THAT I NEVER WENT THROUGH IT, OR THAT I QUICKLY CHANGED, BUT I CAN’T! IT TOOK MEE YEARS, BUT NOW IF I’M FACED W/SOMETHING THAT COULD TURN SOUR, I TRY 2 SEE THE GOOD. 1 EX., WHEN I GET A RUN IN MY STOCKING, I THINK ABOUT HOW GREAT IT IS THAT I CAN JUST TURN MY NYLONS SO THE RUN ISN’T SEEN WHEN I WEAR IT!
4. I’M NOT THE BEST AT THIS, BUT I TRY 2 TRUST THAT GOD KNOWS BETTER THAN ME. 4 EX., I HAVE DOUBLE VISION, WHICH HAS IT’S SHARE OF TRIALS. AT 1ST, I PRAYED 2 HAVE IT GO AWAY, & I GOT VERY HURT & UPSET THAT IT WAS LIKE MY PRAYERS “BOUNCED OFF THE CEILING.” I DIDN’T GET IT…IT WAS A RIGHTEOUS DESIRE, & I WAS DOING ALL I COULD! BUT IT BECAME A CHALLENGE 2 DEAL W/IT, & I BEGAN 2 SEE WHY I WAS GLAD IT WASN’T GONE: I ABSOLUTELY HATE PUBLIC SPEAKING, & WHILE I CAN SEE EVEY1 INDIVIDUALLY, IF THEY ARE POINTED OUT, IF THET ARE NOT POINTED OUT, THEN AFTER THE 1ST FEW FEET, EVERY1 IS A “BLOB!” I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN 2 EXPLAIN HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS 4 ME AS I TEACH THE YOUNG WOMEN AT CHURCH, OR WHEN I SPEAK AT CHURCH OR SOMEWHERE LIKE A MEDICAL CONFERENCE! I NEVER KNEW THAT MY DOUBLE VISION WOULD BE A BLESSING, BUT GOD KNEW…
5. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THIS LIFE IS “JUST A MOMENT,” THAT I AM A DAUGHTER OF GOD, & THAT GOD LOVES ME, KNOWS MY HEART, & WILL HELP, IF I JUST ASK. I HAVE SEEN HOW MY BELIEFS HAVE HELPED ME, & MY FAMILY, & I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY RELIGION (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS/LDS/MORMONISM), & 4 JESUS CHRIST’S EXAMPLE DURING TRIALS.

REALIZE THAT I TRY 2 WRITE ON MY BLOG ON MY BETTER DAYS! I GET DOWN TOO, & HAVE PITY PARTIES. IT’S ONLY NATURAL, & IS ESSENTIAL IN ORDER 2 BE A BETTER PERSON! REMEMBERTHAT U’LL NEVER WORK ON IMPROVING YOURSELF, IF U DON’T THINK U NEED 2 IMPROVE!

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