...So now in retrospect, I look at myself and I don't regret any of those struggles.
I don't regret a single time I was desperate and did not get it.
I'm not sorry for those times I cried myself to sleep from the frustrations I faced.
I don't even feel bad about those times when the only answer I got was 'wait' even after praying and crying my heart out, or those times when I needed specifics and all I could hear was "take that first little step in faith"
... Boy! those were hard, pretty hard, but I don't feel remorseful about them one bit. I've learnt to embrace them, these were my pains, my struggles, my challenges, these are my destiny shapers.
Yes, it took me some time to realise that I was being refined, being shaped and moulded into the woman God wants me to be.
It took me a while to comprehend that I needed to learn to trust Him more, lean on Him more, depend more on him even while learning to be independent, I needed to toughen up, I needed to develop strength of character and build capacity, I needed to up my faith level, I needed to attain a certain level of maturity for survival and success, I needed to break out of my cocoon by myself in order to develop strong wings so I can fly high.
And today I am stronger for it. I can face the world and achieve great feats. I can tell of my experience and encourage the younger generation.
Today I have a story to tell and tomorrow the story will be even sweeter and better, cos I'm being equipped for my future, I'm on my way to becoming the best version of me.
Yes, the journey might not have been seamless or straight, a lot of times very crooked with curves and rough patches along the way but it only makes the destination a lot more desirable.
So today, I am grateful for my adversities!
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