On the journey of life, we face many struggles at every stage. Thus we can all relate and share the same sentiments to the expressed words. My journey has never been a beautiful one and as I have mastered a level/season another presents itself.
In 2013 I made the decision to move on my own. I had a 9-5 job which afforded me the opportunity to manage some of my living expenses monthly. My days and nights in the bliss of utopia were seamlessly disappearing. I started experiencing the heights of hardships and pains. I was so sure that life could not have gotten worst. The only excitement was the coming of payday; but when it arrives all the enthusiasm was short-lived.
I can recall one particular month life had an unforgettable surprise which still brings tears. I only received $42.52 Jamaican Dollars on my pay cheque that month. At that point, I thought nothing else could go wrong. The 42.52 shocker was just the cake, later I got a call from my landlord called advising that the premises has a new owner. Did I tell you that I rented a furnished apartment?
What can $42.52 do? I only had a month to get my stuff together for the new owners. How am I going to make it?
What else could go wrong? Should I return to my mommy’s house?
My only hope was in this song:
I listened to that song every morning and night. It was my only hope to get through.
With this song, I fought a good fight and I kept the faith. I can testify that it’s now 2017 and I did nothing that would allow you to questioning my integrity.
That season has transformed me into an independent and kind “hearted” individual. I now have the tenacity needed to face every challenge without fear of failing. This phase was not just a struggle it was an experience. I have learnt the greatest principle for this journey that with God all things are possible once you have the determination to conquer.
Stop throwing in the towel so quickly, let’s fight a good fight. When a fighter enters the ring his ultimate goal is to be the champion; even with blood streaming down his face he still put up a good fight.
“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” – Roy Bennett