Understanding the Challenges: Your Journey to The End of The Rainbow
I love rainbows. Ever since I was a kid, I was obsessed with them. I would literally just draw them on anything I could get my hands on.
I was in love with all the colors and the idea of finding a little pot of gold at the end.
The most gorgeous rainbow I had ever seen happened to be on the day of my husband’s mother’s funeral. It was an end-to-end rainbow as bright as I’ve ever seen.
It was my confirmation from God that everything’s going to be okay. How you see rainbows is up to you, but for me, it was exactly what I needed that day.
Yet, as beautiful as rainbows are, have you ever thought about how they’re created?
By rain, by lots and lots of rain…dreary, cold, dismal, wet rain. Sometimes it’s a light rain, but most of the time it’s a storm. It could be harsh, damaging and windy.
You know those days where you have to suffer through a rainy, miserable day? You want to crawl back into bed, put the covers over your head, and just give up. But, I urge you to get out of bed.
The fact is, the only time to see a rainbow is after the storm.
You have to experience a lot of rain.
Let me repeat that… You have to experience a lot of rain, a lot of problems in your life, a lot of things that may bring you down, in order to see a rainbow.
In life, we have endless challenges. Some days, it’s just a light, wet rain; other times, it feels like there’s a hurricane hurtling through our lives. Always, storms will come — I can guarantee.
The key is to hang on. Get through those storms. Storms and challenges are here to teach us a lesson.
I was just having a conversation with somebody about how we have to go through challenges in order to move beyond them. If we don’t learn the lesson, if we don’t learn the value of this challenge, how do we get beyond it?
I encourage you to look at the challenges, look at the roadblocks, look at the excuses you might be making for not going after your dreams, and visualize yourself going beyond.
Every challenge brings you closer to who you want to be, what you want to do, and what you want to have in life.
If it’s the rain that produces the rainbows, then it’s the storms of life that bring us to a greater place of appreciation.
I believe gratitude mixed with hard work, perseverance, belief, and taking action will bring you to the level of success you’re aiming for in life.
I want you to think about when the storms of life come to you.
When challenges hit you, when somebody dies in the family, when you’re served with divorce papers, when you’ve lost your job, when you can’t pay the mortgage, when your children are struggling…
How are you going to face that?
Are you prepared?
Do you have the goals?
Do you have the mindset, the belief, the passion — all of that figured out so you can be stronger as you go through those?
With the attitude that the difficult times are there to make you a better person and to cherish the good times, you CAN get through them.
I believe you can conquer the storms.
I believe you’re going to see a lot of rainbows.
All you have to do is get that umbrella out and wait out the storm.
What challenges have you faced and overcome? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!