We had planned a family and friends gathering at my grandparent's house for my sweet sixteen birthday. The day came, and I was so excited to spend time with my family and friends until the most devastating call interrupted my happiness. The time came, and my party started at my grandparent's house, and my mom hadn't arrived yet. So I began to wonder where she was because she would never miss my birthday party in a million years. She called, and I could hear the disappointment in her voice. She said, "Baby, I can't come to your party today." My response, "Why can't you come to my party, mama." She replies, " I have a black eye, and I am so sorry I can't come." Imagine being sixteen and your mother not being able to come to your party because she has a black eye. It's not normal for a child to have to go through that. I have been there, and I still remember that day like it was yesterday, and it was not easy. I had to put on a poker face and pretend to be happy after that call, but deep down inside, I was hurting, and all I wanted to do was cry. I had to be strong at the age of 16 and continue my sweet sixteen parties without my mom there. This is what strength and resilience look like! Situations like these are what have made me stronger and made the woman I am today. Overcoming difficulties and moving forward despite the situations and challenges that may arise in life. God gave me strength that day, and he has been continuing to provide me with power 16 years later. Being resilient means knowing how to cope despite trials, tests, setbacks, or barriers. It means overcoming obstacles that the devil tries to throw in your path to get you off base, but you must continue to stand firm on the Word of God and know that God will deliver you out of whatever is trying to steal your confidence, joy, peace, and happiness. You must remain confident in the Word of God, be unmovable, unstoppable, stand strong on your Faith, and be armed and dangerous with the Word of God. Be Blessed and Unstoppable!
Ephesians 6:11: Put on the whole armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
1 Corinthians 15:58: Be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.