We are not born weak.

We all have an inner strength, but we cover it up with layers of doubt, “I cannot do it” and cruel words from others.   And it’s when we start to believe these words and doubts, that we believe we are weak and worthless.

But it’s when we are at our weakest, that our strength breaks through all these layers and we surprise ourselves with what we actually can achieve.

Strength doesn’t come and go,  it’s always been there.  You are born with strength, how much you apply it in your life, depends on you.  It’s similar to a seed:  on the outside it doesn’t look like much, but inside it is filled with everything it needs to be what it was intended to be, including the strength to withstand all of life’s challenges.  In order for a seed to fulfill it’s purpose, it literally has to die in order to grow big and strong.

This is the same in our lives.  When we are at our weakest, strength steps forward and takes over, carrying us through.

Imagine if you got what you want, every time.
No struggle.
No hard work.
No challenges.
No hard work required.

That would be great… but, you would be weak!

And then, when something hard comes up in your life, you wouldn’t know how to handle it, because you have never gone through anything that strengthens you.

You can not GROW
 without struggle.
You can not develop STRENGTH without resistance, without challenging yourself, without struggle.

If you didn’t have failures,
If you didn’t have struggles,
If you didn’t have disappointment,
You could have no strength, no courage, no compassion.

How could you?
Those qualities are MADE from your pain and struggle.

You were given pain because you are strong enough to handle it.

You were given this LIFE because you are strong enough to live it.
Because you are strong enough to drive though it
To inspire others through it.
They will look to you and say:
He did it,
She did it,
I have the strength to do it to.

You are stronger than you think.
You’ve survived all your challenges to this point
And you will survive whatever is coming.

But next time a struggle comes, FIND YOUR STRONG.
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 spirit, there is a reason.

So don’t you give up.
You have a purpose in this world.
And you will only find it if you keep going and keep GROWING.