Perseverance Takes Wisdom

Persevering through a trial can be one of thoughts things one can do, but also return the greatest feeling. The feeling of relief once it's over.

I just recently faced a trying time over the last year and there were days that I wanted to quit and other days I just didn’t care anymore. However in the end, I realized there was so much more invested than just my own feelings, but also facing family, friends, and others who believed in me, that also counted on me, and I needed to be strong to conquer that challenge.

There was time in my life that my selfish ways were the only way. Putting others on the back burner, and not allowing people into my own world. I was prideful, arrogant, and so self centered, that I could not be told right from wrong. It took nearly losing my family and my profession to see that this life is not revolving around me, but I had to revolve around it.

I have been pushing my self to perfection for so many years and leaving others behind. Moreover, I left my family behind, and when it came time for the need to have them by my side, I was so worried on whether or not they would be there. I had to ask people for help that I would have never turned to in the past, and finally reject my own personal pride.

No matter how wise I was at the time, or so I though, I was required to humble myself into who I truly am, and today, the harmful results of my pride are no longer who I am, but rather a great lesson learn of how to never be again. I lacked the wisdom necessary to give without finding fault in others, I took pride in the positions that I held, and when tempted I fell every time, because I didn’t listen.
Consider this! On the day that you finally face a trial because of all your past flaws, and after being led down a road better understood with a humble mind, one can now stand without question in who you are and why you do what you do. There is something different about the man/woman because of the lessons learned.

Wisdom is not only knowledge, but also the ability to make the wise (right) decisions. Begin to use the wisdom in a practical application today, and connect with people who have faced the obstacles before you, as they have the knowledge on how to overcome it.

Finally remember that you will never really know your character until one can be seen reacting under pressure. It's easy to be kind as things are going well, however when being treated unfairly one could lash out. During this time of refinement we are being molded into mature individuals that, in turn, can share what we have faced with others with dignity; showing others that one can face a trial and be a victor overall.

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