Some of us are considering giving up on life, or on our dreams, and relationships because we think we don’t have much value maybe as a result of the past hurts and sufferings – for instance you’ve been abused physically, sexually, emotionally or you’ve suffered series of hardships and ailments in the past and now when you look at yourself, all you see are the scars, the hurts that remind you everyday of what and where you’ve been through.
There are some people who have experienced similar tragedies, setbacks, abuse, sicknesses like yours but instead of hoping for the better and fighting, decided to give up. Some ended up committing suicide; others withdrew from the activities of the world into their shadows. But to you who is still standing, please don’t give up. Don’t give up just yet!
You see, while you may not be aware, there are people who just seeing you and all that you’ve been through are being encouraged to live also. You are an inspiration to them. Yes you, who think you are worthless is giving someone else hope. Someone out there is saying, “if that man or that lady; that boy or that girl, who in spite of all he/she has been through is still living, then I too can live just one more day.”
Friends your life is an inspiration to others. Unfortunately many of us have been conditioned to believe that we have to be big, command a lot of following, expend huge resources, or appear on tv or magazine covers before we can inspire other people. But that shouldn’t always be the case, as Christ told us in the story of the widow who gave her small out of her poverty, while others were giving out of their abundance, but hers was counted as being more than all others had given.
Don’t ever think that the only people who are making an impact in the world are those without troubles and hardships; those who have millions or billions; those who have received several awards and recognition for their deeds. Because though your achievements in life may be small, your impact is considered great in the life of someone out there whom your life has encouraged to live, to strive, to conquer, to survive!
“Don’t blow yourself out because you are only a candle; your poor weak candle light maybe the light of another’s life” Live your greatest life!