One of the most difficult yet powerful experiences you can have is finding yourself in a position where the only person on this earth you can count on or call on is YOU.
I went through this experience after losing someone who was very near and dear to me. It was extremely difficult to go from talking to this friend every day to not talking at all.
What hurt even more was when my phone went completely silent and I didn’t hear from anyone for weeks at a time. Now THAT is an eye opening experience.
But even in the midst of the disappointment and loneliness, somehow I knew that it was an important learning experience. It was something I had to go through. I constantly heard that little voice within tell me that it was going to be okay; that I needed to go through this to prove to myself that I could make it on my own. That I had to stop relying on the support or approval of others to get by in life. That all I had to do was trust in God — even if no one on this earth is there for me, God is with me always.
It took some time but I slowly picked myself up and pushed forward. Even though I felt as if I was crumbling inside each day, I went to work at a new job where no one knew me. I smiled (even when I wanted to cry) and eventually became one of the best workers there. I kept pushing on.
I listened to motivational speakers, like Les Brown and Napoleon Hill who told me that I am in total control of my destiny. That my own negative thoughts and beliefs were what was holding me back from happiness.
Slowly but surely I started to become myself again until I finally pulled myself completely out of that dark place. I started back on my path even more refreshed and motivated then ever. And I did it all on my own! That is so powerful.
If you’re going through a similar experience where you feel completely alone and like you’re all you’ve got in this world, this may just be an important lesson — a lesson that if learned could empower you throughout your life.
Even if you feel like you’re all you’ve got in the world, you’ve got to convince yourself that you’re enough. You don’t need someone else to come to your rescue — step up, take responsibility for your life and SAVE YOURSELF !
Lynn Gilliard is a writer, transformational blogger and author of a popular relationship guide entitled Let Him Chase YOU.