Updated: Dec 1, 2020
I have endured so much pain and heartache over the past 8 years that it has taken so much out of me. Losing my mother in 2012 and then 4 years later losing my husband has changed me immensely. But something that my Pastor said one Sunday during service changed my thinking about all of it. He said "Let Your Pain Push you into the Best Version of You." It was like a light bulb switched on in my head. I had to realize that everything that I went through was to change me into a better person not a bitter person.
When I look back over my life the past few years I can see how I have grown so much. I have learned that in my pain I have found the real me! The me that God has intended for me to be. So instead of trying to run from the pain or mask it I had to learn to face my pain and ask God to give me the strength to endure. So whatever your pain may be don't run from it ask God to give you strength and wisdom to endure it so that when you come out on the other side you will come out as the BEST version of you.