DJ Stephens: When it Rains

I’ve had my fair share of blessings and misfortunes, happy days, and sad ones. Through it all I’ve realized and noticed that when you experience your most challenging times in life, breakthroughs and accomplishments are somewhere around the corner. 
At times I’ve lost faith in things I’ve believed in and trusted my entire life, and my viewpoints in regards to certain things will never be the same, or at least that’s how I feel at the moment. It’s like, how can you unsee what you’ve already seen, or un-experience certain things that have opened your eyes to make you view things a certain way now. I use to put so much trust and belief into people, but what I’ve come to learn is, the world isn’t perfect, and things are not always what they may seem. In my hardest, toughest, most troubling times, the ones I thought would be there the most, were nowhere to be found. So for awhile, I didn’t trust anybody. I didn’t want any friends, I didn’t want anyone close to me, because people only let you down when you give them the opportunity to. But, what I’ve come to learn is, you can’t live life like that. Life can take you to some really dark places, and you always need somebody or a few somebody’s to help guide you out. It’s ok to get lost sometimes, it’s only not ok to allow yourself to stay lost. There’s no perfect person with all the answers to life and no one has life all figured out. There’s always something new happening or something new going on that you have to learn or try to adapt to.
I know at times everyone may get discouraged, no matter the different walks of life, the different career paths, the different life experiences, everyone gets discouraged. In that discouragement, it’s not always easy to stay self-motivated while life is going on around you. Life can beat you up, I know first hand. Things won’t always go your way, things won’t always go as planned, but in it all you still have to try to get the most out of the current situation to continue to try and progress in your walk or life. Just make sure you surround yourself with people that only want what’s best for you, and they help keep you on the right track. A solid circle, or a solid support system is just as important as the dream itself. Whatever your dreams or aspirations in life are, your support system will be crucial to help you get there. 

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