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Resilient Me

Updated on January 16, 2013

Resilience: The power or ability to return to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.

I've always been able to “bounce back”; from illness, depression, bad relationships, heartache, single parenting and financial issues and lots more. I would have to say that the reason for it is deeply root in God. God has made me to be this person and I appreciate being able to let go of certain things. I see so many people that are not able to get back up and keep going and I often wonder what it is that holds them in such a low place. Don’t get me wrong; I have my share of bad days. It just doesn't ever last very long. I have decided that life is too short to mope around feeling sorry for yourself or because of what someone else has done to you. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel; you just have to get to it. God wants us to be happy so why not try to be?

God has brought me through many situations that I now know only he can handle. I've been to the point in a relationship where I actually thought I was dating one of Satan’s helpers. I know this may sound a little far fetched but I only say that because it seems as though no matter what I did to make things better they always got worse. Even when I built up the courage inside to leave and get away from the person, evil and negative thoughts still bombarded me. One attempt to leave left me with a nightmare that scared the living daylights out of me. Imagine sleeping peacefully in your bed when something like a tornado blows out the window beside you and tries to pull you out. Although I hadn't been doing what I was supposed to do as a Christian, I knew that I could call on God to help. So I started praying. I prayed as hard as I could. Finally the clouds that had hovered over me broke just enough for two hands to reach through so I could grab on and be rescued. Relieved, I grabbed hold so I could be pulled away from the fright behind me but when I was through the clouds just enough to see clearly on the other side I saw the most horrible face I could ever see. The devil was right there snarling and laughing while he held on to me. Kicking and screaming, I started to pray again and even louder this time. Fortunately God must have heard me through my dream and sent my mom to wake me up. She says that I was rolling around on the bed kicking and screaming so much that it scared her. I’m not sure of what I looked like but as I sat up and wiped the tears from my face, I was certainly sure that I had been scared straight! I didn't know what to think of the dream at first but an aunt told me that it simply meant that the devil had his hands on me. That was all I needed to here. From that point on, instead of falling further into the slump that held me captive in that dream, I did everything I could do to push myself to do better and be a better person. I pushed the fear I had for leaving that relationship aside and started pulling my life together. I moved out of my mom’s house and tried to start over. Life was finally getting better for me but unfortunately the enemy is always lurking and waiting for you to slip up.

I fell off with going to church on a regular basis and allowed the same man to come back into my life…

What was I thinking? I fell back into the same lifestyle I had worked so hard to get out of. This time was different though. God had his arms around me still and I was able to see where I was going wrong so resilient me decided to change things before I like the enemy change me. As time went by I had yet another dream. I was happily walking along on a sidewalk in a nice quiet neighborhood. It was a nice sunny day and I had a smile on my face. As I walked I felt something lurking behind me but I wasn't afraid. It reached out to grab me and caught the shoulder of my shirt but I kept walking and I wasn't afraid. As it reached for me over and over again I continued to walk fearlessly because I knew God was there with me. I knew he would protect me. God had taken my fear away and it allowed me to walk out of the devil’s grasp unharmed. I don’t read the bible as much as I should but I know there is story that’s probably is like mine, where God helps you over come any obstacle. I am resilient because of him. I am thankful that he brought me through and continues to stand in my corner.

I hope this message will reach someone who is in need of a little inspiration. It may not be one of the worse things that can happen in life but for me it was a life changing event. Find out how God can change your life and bring you back to your original form.

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      Kim 4 years ago

      What an inspirational story one to remember. For the author please continue to bring more stories for our reading.

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      Cyndi 4 years ago

      Wow! That was powerful! So many times in life, we wonder why God allow us to go through difficulties in life. Through the frustration, we push him out of our lives. If only many more would recognize that it is during this time that God wants us to call on Him for help. I am so proud of you for recognizing the help from the hand of God! Be encouraged and know if God brought you to it, he will definitely see you through it.

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      nina64 4 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      While reading this hub, I felt a tear start to well up into my eyes!!!! Like you, I've seen my share of rough times. Sometimes it seemed as if I was being pulled into a dark hole and could not get out. The depression settled into my life with no end in sight. But thanks to lots of prayer, I've been able to get myself back on track and be able to feel good about life once again. I knew that God wanted a better life for me. Wonderful hub!!!! Voted up.

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      Tiera Exum 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you so much! I truely agree. God doesn't want us to suffer. We get in the way of our blessings and end up having to find our way back to where we should be. I'm so happy to hear you were able to pull through. Keep praying!

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