Getting Past Obstacles

Today has been some kind of day. Since this morning, I have been sitting in front of this computer trying to get things done for school, but there has been one obstacle after another to try and block my path to a better future.

I know that anything worth having is worth fighting for; I will not give up no matter what comes my way. I have to focus on myself right now because I have always focused on what others need and want, but it is time for me to shine and make my dreams come true.

I know that there are going to be days when I will want to give up, but that’s just temptation, and I will not give in to it. It is time for me to have what I want in my life, and to do what I want to do in my life. It is time to get out of the broken boat. It is time to make a change for the better instead of always wishing for things to change. If I want things to change in my life, I have to make that change myself, because it starts with me. It may be scary, but it has to be done. I am smart, intelligent, beautiful, gifted, and talented. I wasn’t given these talents just to let them go to waste. They were given to me to use to make something of myself. The self-doubt is gone, I can’t is gone, the carelessness is gone, and I am a new person because of it.

What type of person would I be if I didn’t care about myself and my future? I was not created to be lazy; I was not cut from that kind of cloth. I want to be able to say that I did what I wanted to do in my life when it comes to the end of my life. I do not want to have any regrets. I only want to bring glory to my Creator. I want my children and family to be proud of me, but whether they be or not, what matters is that my life means something.

I know I have been through a lot in my life. I have been through things that would make a person want to give up on life, but I had to know that what I was going through was only temporary. It was only for a season for me to grow and to think about my life, and to appreciate what I had instead of complaining about what I didn’t have. Sometimes it takes trials and tribulations to help a person grow in wisdom. If we didn’t go through things in life, we wouldn’t know how to keep pushing forward. We wouldn’t know how to have hope.

All I have ever wanted to do is be successful, but earlier in my life there were things that prevented me from doing that. Now that I am older, I have been blessed to do some of the things I want to do. I know that my future is bright because of the things good that are happening in my life. I am humbled because I know where all of my blessings come from.

You can get past the obstacles that you face when you don’t give up on yourself and your dreams. Thank you for joining me on Diva’s Journal.

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Published by Shaunelius Sterns

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years now. I am a Christian, poet, singer, songwriter, and artist. I have five beautiful children. I enjoy writing and reading my Bible. I also love to pray for others. I love nature and being outside on sunny days. I love spending time with my family and watching shows that makes me laugh.

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