If you are being strong this means that you are overcoming pain or difficulty in some way. Life can be hard at times, and being strong is one of the traits that make humans overcome these difficulties and end up a better person for the experience. Often it is hard to imagine what you would do if a certain situation occurs, but when difficult times happen you simply forge ahead without letting the problems you face drag you down. That is what being strong is all about.
Every now and then that inner voice will challenge you, confront you and try to hold you back, and that's when you need to let your heart guide you. Have an awesome day, stay strong, be true and most of all be you!!!
What does it mean to accept your past and present events. Can you really accept seeing your friend being shot on the street in front of you. Can you really accept your dad being in prison because of a crime that he did not commit, can your really accept that your girlfriend cheated on you and even though you still love her, you had to let her go. And then you may ask yourself if God really existed you would not go through those events; He would not allow it. Think twice, who are you to know how God works with us, who are you to judge Him, who are you to really understand God and why He is allowing things to happen or not to happen. Did you ever think that God wants your love, your heart, your faith and your trust in Him. You are going to tell me:"Well He is doing everything wrong to make me still believe in Him, He is taking away the people that I would have died for, He is making me suffer, how can I trust Him, when he has taken away all the people that I have loved and cared about." I don't know all the answer of why God allows things to happen. But one thing for sure I know that no matter what is going on in your life, God loves you. Every time you suffer, and feel deep pain in your heart and blood coming out of it, God wants you to rely on Him, He is allowing things to happen so you can rely only on Him and go into His arms, so you can start to feel His love for you. when you do so He will heal your pain. I can only write about my own experience, and I know that when He took away people that I loved dearly, I would just go and cry in His arms and of course ask Him why, but many times He would tell me "Don't ask why Nancy just do what your supposed to do and one day I may reveal to you why, but until then I'm testing you, I want to know how much you love me, and how much you would do for me, even if I take you away from everyone that you ever knew and take everything you ever possessed. I still want you to have faith in me and grow strong, because without suffering you will never reach the deepest feelings of love. You can't love unconditionally if you have not suffered first. You can't find out who you really are if you have never lost. You can't find out who your really love if you have never loved. You can't find out your purpose and why you were brought up in this life, if you have never lost any belongings. You can't help others from your heart if your are protected and shielded from sufferings. You can't connect with the pain of others that have lost if you never felt the same pain. All the suffering that you are going through is to transform you into a spiritual being, so you can be able to do your purpose on this Earth and you can show others what is unconditional love." So don't ask God why, ask God to give you the strength to become the person that He wants you to become, to help you detach from this world and become Love. All what you can say to God is "God you allowed it to happen, it means that I need to accept it, and make the best out of what I have. And if I have nothing God, I know I have you in my life and you will direct me or redirect me into the path now that I need to take. Maybe that event is going to make me take a decision that will get me on the right path, the one I am destine to be on. And when I am strong and I become the person you want me to become, I will go back to that neighborhood, I will go back to the family that lost a son, I will go back and visit my dad in prison and I will make a difference and spread love and peace. When you grow strong and achieve some of your dreams, don't forget where you came from and help lift up the people that are living now what you have lived in the past.
When you feel lost, when you are not sure if you are focused on the right things in your life, when you are not sure if you are with the right mate, when you are not sure if all what you are doing is worth your time and effort, stop and reconnect with who you are as a person. Take the time to write down your goals, your dreams, your aspirations. Take the time to write down all pros and cons of what you are doing right now. Take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you to do. And take the time to talk to God and see what He has in store for you. The more you realize what your heart desires, the more you feel closer to God and the more connected you are with God the more you feel happier. The more you get a sense of direction and you become clear about what you need to do next to achieve your dreams.
Before you start walking on the path of your dreams, or when you start walking, fear will come in the way. Fear of the unknown, fear of not being in a comfortable zone, fear of losing it all, fear of criticism, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change, etc. It's just part of the process, its part of life and its part of your path. Know and believe that whatever fear you have you can conquer it with the help of God. Ask him to help you, because believe it or not God wants you to follow your heart. He is the one that planted those seeds of dreams in your heart. All what you have to do is get closer to God, feel His love, feel the strength that He is giving you to conquer your fears and to walk on that narrow path that He has designed for you. All what you have to do is believe, have faith and never lose focus on your purpose and your dreams and you will be able to kill all of your fears.
I was brought up as a Christian Orthodox, never considered myself to religious, but did the normal religious things, going on Sunday to church, confessing to a priest, taking communion on Sunday and just being an obedient Christian person. I only kept going to church because this is where I felt God's presence, it was never really to socialise because I never felt the people were really sincere in my Egyptian community, and so I never really felt connected with them, but I always felt that I need to be faithful to God no matter what is the environment around me. Until I finished writing a spiritual book that will soon be released, I realized that God is within you, He's not just in a building, and you see Him everywhere there is kindness, generosity, humbleness, love. Whenever you see those qualities in people, you see God. Whenever you see love, you see God. I also realized that rules and regulations are not made for you to stop being who you are supposed to be on Earth, they may help you in the beginning of your spiritual path but they serve no purpose anymore when your spirit is lifted up with God then the religious rules will suffocate you if you don't break free of them. So the important thing that you must ask yourself, is what you are doing today helping to grow as a person, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Is it helping you to give more love to others, to help more the less fortunate, to become more of a spiritual loving person, or is what you are doing dragging you down, making you procrastinate, being trapped in just a routine, just because everyone is doing it, you are doing it too. Do the actions that make you feel good, that helps you be a great loving person and that helps to get to your dreams. Don't let ignorance stop you from walking on the right path. Ask God to reveal to you the truth about how you ought to live your life. And He will guide you every step of the way.
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