There are no mistakes in life, just lessons. (Author Unknown)
I can't really say I know when it exactly happened but all I can say is that for several years now, I have been having this inward nudge to reach out to hurting hearts but I have been too afraid of doing this. The main origin of this fear is the knowledge that I am the most imperfect person I know! I have made so many wrong choices in my life and made so many wrong decisions in this business of living that enough times I have felt like I don't belong here; It's like I am alien. Many are the times I've come very close to giving up, but somewhere along the way I find the strength and courage to go on.
Todate I am still dealing with some consequences brought about by the many wrong decisions I made in the past, but I made a decision to not give up, a decision that was made when I came across a message that changed my way of thinking about life. It simply said: "When you let go and let God, He will turn all your messes into a beautiful message" That's when it all came into perspective; that the messy experiences I have gone through in my life can actually change somebody else's life, but this can only happen if I have the courage to share them. All these years, I have been lacking that courage until early 2011 when I decided to face my fear and just step out. I have to admit that I'm humbled by the feedback I have been getting since then…..
What I have also learnt along the way is that there are no mistakes in life. Every mistake (read experience) is a learning process, but you will never realize this until you open your mind, your eyes and your heart to receive the lessons packaged in that experience. I now look back and thank God for the experiences I have had in my life because without them, I would have no story to tell. I am who I am today because of those lessons life sent my way.
Have these lessons made me a perfect person? No way! In fact, I am centuries away from being perfect. I am not a VIP but a WIP, meaning, I'm work in progress and will be for a long time to come. I can however confidently say that though I am not where I ought to be, I am definitely not where I used to be but in the meantime, I have decided to enjoy my journey to where I am supposed to be. I am still struggling with some of my weaknesses, and as a result, once in a while I do stumble and fall. However, the knowledge that I can pick myself up, dust myself off and move on into the right direction gives me the courage to move on. It does not matter any more how many times I fall; what matters is how long it takes me to rise up and move on.
The one sure way I will enjoy this journey is by extending a helping hand to others who are now passing through where I have been. As cliche as this may sound, the truth is that what won't break you will make you stronger. The storms I have gone through in my life have made me who I am today.
As you read the different messages on this blog, the one message I would so much wish for you not to forget is that: There are no mistakes in life, just lessons.
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