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Day 56: Long suffering is a virtue you cannot wish away.

 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience

Rom 5:3-4

You must have encountered a difficult situation, one that almost made you give up on hope and everything you have worked for. Look around your life, remember that moment you almost burnt the bridges! Hardships happens to be a part of our life and while nobody enjoys pain these hardships bring, they can be valuable as they present a big opportunity for personal growth and self actualization.

You discover how strong you are, how intellectually endowed you are when you struggle, and not when everything is going on well all the time. You are not strong when you deliberately want to work on a project or assignment, you are strong when you continue to work hard on that assignment or project when the last thing you want to do is think about it. You are not strong when you cannot afford the fries so you do not indulge, you are strong when you deny the treat offered to you even for free. You do not portray strength when you wake up to work on your new business, you are strong when you wake early in the morning when it seems your business is heading nowhere.

Difficult times and misfortunes are not a fun thing to deal with, but bearing them in a noble way strengthens your ability to handle even the worst circumstances in the future. In short, hardships and tribulations are like training. You may not enjoy or have fun with them, but you know that eventually it will reward you abundantly more than any suffering you are going through at the moment.

My encouragement, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. To experience the light, you will have to keep going, it does not matter how fats you will walk as long as it is a forward move. Long suffering is a virtue.

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