Someone once told me, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”
At the time, I just brushed it off, thinking that it wasn’t important — but now, it’s something that has become one of my daily reminders.
For a long time, I didn’t stand for anything… Which led me to fall for everything. I let the thoughts and opinions of other people become my truth instead of finding something to truly believe in and stand for. I was so broken, so afraid to be who I am, so embarrassed of the things I believed in, that I started becoming someone else. It took years of falling and failing for me to see what was really going on.
I hit rock bottom and had nothing left. Little did I know, rock bottom was exactly where I needed to be. Being there forced me to rebuild my foundation, to make it stronger than it ever was.
I fixed my relationship with the Lord.
I improved the bond between me and my family.
I reevaluated the people I put on pedestal.
I reinforced the values that were on my heart.
I learned to accept my flaws.
I taught myself how to push forward, no matter how much it hurts.
I redefined my life.
It is because of my brokenness, because of all the times I’ve felt short, that I’ve learned what it really means to take a stand. There have been, and sometimes still are, moments where I’m afraid to speak up and let my voice be heard, but the difference between now and then is that now I know what I stand for.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. You never know who you may inspire.