With the advent of celebrities i.e.: political figures, major athletes, recording and performing stars coming to the forefront over the recent years…about their own issues of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual…one can’t help but notice that life has some great “equalizers.” You might be able to have fame and fortune…but then God tests/challenges you in another area or even several areas during your lifetime.
Life is not supposed to be easy; it was not designed that way.
Our Life’s individual ‘tests’ are given to strengthen and improve our inner core. If we give in or give up on the test or challenge…we gain nothing. Staying in an abusive relationship or not saying anything about it within a family allows the abuser to ‘win.’ That lowers our own self-esteem and increases their dysfunction. When I look back over history on all the men/ women who have made a difference for humanity…it was filled with victories not easily won. Rather, there were personal battles faught with endless conviction. We all have that same ability. We are humans and that separates us from other mammals. We are able to reason and think and then react! Ask someone for help for yourself if you are suffering abuse… or get it for another person. Do not take “no” for an answer. The victory is there. Courage to change a negative situation is the first step. Sue