Only the Strong

Now every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.”

– What darkness have you experienced that has changed you in significant ways?

– How did it change you?

– What lessons (good and bad) have you learned?

– How has it made you a stronger person?

24 thoughts on “Only the Strong

  1. Being determined to be me not allowing others to bring me down to their level. Learning to be resilient for they try oh so hard to unbalance you with their ways. Staying close to God and the Divine. Allowing God to bolster me when I feel weak so I can walk through the surrounding darkness. I refused to compromise and change to please others. I stood my ground to maintain who I am. I listen to my truth.

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    • It takes inner strength to not allow others to bring us down to their level and, as you say, it takes perseverence and resilience. Also, choosing what voice to listen to – consciously disregarding the lies and repeatedly reminding yourself of who you really are – are crucial elements too. I’m so glad you have been able to get close to God and draw from the strength He provides. Have a great day!

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  2. It is so true. I have been through abuse of a bipolar sister, neglect of an addicted mother, betrayal of a spouse, death of a father, divorce and those are the biggest ones. I hate every one but have made peace and forgiven all and would not trade any one of them for the world. Only through these things has God grown me into a rock-strong pillar of faith. Only through difficulty do we truly develop our talents and gifts and grow into who He wants us to be. I have seen His great care of me though every bad decision I made. He never gave up on me. And I trust Him explicitely, though I trust no one else.😄❤

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  3. Yesterdays message error must have been a fluke. I was saying how I didn’t think I could come back from finding out my partner was a sex addict. I don’t know if I could trust again. I have had many terrible things happen to me but sex addiction is so personal. I know it’s not about the other person but it cuts so deep. I don’t understand the Psycology of it. I’m glad you do.

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  4. What good question with many answers possible. I guess for me going no contact with my mum and starting therapy marked the beginning of a new life. I’ve learned that your feelings are not that stupid at all and deep down inside you have all the answers you need. Sometimes we just need that courage to listen to it wisely.

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