You can’t grow without struggling

By Alma Namene Amunyela |

Dear fellow ladies, you must know that in life you cannot develop strength without resistance; neither can you grow without facing struggles and overcoming challenges.

You must know that pain is your friend; maybe not in the moment, but for the evolution of your soul, for the long term benefit of you, as a stronger woman pain is your friend.

Growth comes from struggle.

So remember that your struggle is your life, your gift. See, many people look at struggle like it’s a bad thing.

If you didn’t have failures, struggles, and disappointments you could have no strength, no courage, no inner-power. How could you? Those qualities are made from your pain and struggle. You are given pain, because you’re strong enough to handle it.

You have to drive through it to thrive through it, to inspire others through it, to motivate those  that will look up to you and say she did it I have the strength to do it too.

My girls, we’re stronger than we might think. We have survived all of our challenges to this point and we will survive whatever is coming. Next time a struggle comes along I don’t want you to curse the skies but to know that it was sent for a reason and a lesson it might be to make you stronger.

It might be to teach you patience; it might be for you to show others your enduring spirit, it might be to make you humble, it might be for another reason. Just don’t worry because you have a purpose in this world and you will only find it if you keep pushing through difficult situations.

Don’t worry, your struggle will be the gift that the world falls in love with, and nobody wants to hear the story of the woman that was given everything on a plate; people want to hear the stories of women that endured pain and turned struggles into a gift.

Do you want people just to feel sorry for you or you want people to look up to you for your strength? Or you want to be a legend because legends are born in the valley of struggle.

So take up your struggle and change your reality, because the whole time you’re thinking that your struggle was to hold you back it was really giving you the tools to become one of the greatest achievers.