The old proverb once states: “if it rains, it really falls…” Life indeed is never a bed of roses. There are moments that we are down the wheel, but surely one day we will be up there again…as we journey with life, we encounter various states of life, joys, sorrows, excitements, depressions, guilt, bliss, shame, anger, and many more. When confronted with challenges and trials, we tend to loss heart, give up and wallow in the mud of desperation. We almost always forget the countless moments when we are happy, full of blessings, laughing to our heart’s content, as if the world and our lives will never end. We tend to forget too that in this life borrowed to us by our Creator, nothing is permanent except change, and change alone!
Human as we are, why can’t we be tough and conscious always that after the rain the rainbow will rise up in the sky, smiling at us and wiping away our tears. We may be in hardship situations, but it’s not the be all and end all of life and of everything. Instead of losing hope, why can’t we turn our sorrows and tears into sturdy stepping stones were we can use them as instruments of learning the lessons of life. We may be heavy hearted once in a while most especially if what we want or wish for are not carried out the way we want them to be. These are called challenges. Yet challenges are not meant to dampen our spirits, instead it should make us stronger and more mature in facing more of life’s battles.
Napoleon Bonaparte, the greatest and most famous leader of battles and war had faced numerous challenges in his lifetime from the moment he was born up to his becoming a warrior, his life were a succession of one challenge to another. However, he had a winning attitude. He viewed his trials as opportunities to grow and become the best person that he can be. His secret: “JUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF”.
Hence, if we only believe in our strengths, capabilities and skills, no storm can ever put us down, no pain can ever dampen our soul, no worry can ever move us to retreat, no tears can shun us away, no failure can make us give up, no depression can beat us, no darkness can makes us turn off our hopes, no sorrow can make us say: “enough is enough, I’m gonna give up, it’s game over”…
In conclusion, challenges can actually give us more good than bad things, only if we really know and practice the secret to become victorious in all our life’s battles, that is…to believe in ourselves no matter what the case may be.