Look into many inventions or read the history of how a company began, and you will often discover a painful story that led to a passion and ultimately a business. This is why I’ve said before and continue to believe “everything happens for a reason.”
The struggles we encounter usually lead us to our own passion if we don’t get stuck in enduring the pain. Pain is real and can knock the wind right out of us. We don’t minimize the hardship but trust in God bringing us through it and using it for His good.
I lost both my parents when they were too young, and this had a profound impact on me. I learned at an early age that none of us is guaranteed tomorrow and how very short life can be. This remained with me as I grew up, and I had a heart for helping other people’s parents and grand parents stay healthy. I want their children and grand children to have as many days with them on earth as possible, thus my book Fit Over 50, and my passion for teaching fitness classes to those over the age of 55.
What started off as my own desire to beat the odds and not die young become a calling for me. I have taught Forever Fit classes for 20 years now and know I’ve made a difference for a lot of families. Their loved ones are still around!
In any of my books, you will read about my tough times, and I’ve had a lot of them! Each one has created a new passion in my life and directed my purpose toward those who could benefit from the lessons learned. When I figure something out, I want to share it!
What difficultly have you survived? I know you’ve been through the ringer because everyone has been in the fire at one time or another. Earth is not our final home, so it will be filled with strife, conflict, heartache, and pain. Yet, God has used your unique situation to craft in you a desire to help others. Don’t ignore it! The world needs exactly what you understand, and by sharing it with others, you not only bless them but you can help them heal.
I know sometimes we never want to go back to that dark place…never think of it again…but God is asking you to trust Him with it. Let Him not only heal your wounds with His love but use your experience to encourage others. THIS is why we are here on earth.