I think of this Chinese saying, “Out of the mud grow the lotus.”
It’s applicable to each one of us who rose above dysfunctional backgrounds or traumatic life experiences.
You might think that men and women are already damaged for life because they’ve experienced very hurtful, abusive childhoods, marriages, or relationships.
Yet nothing could be farther from the truth.
Brian is a single father with three grown children. His wife committed adultery and deserted their marriage. Instead of wallowing in depression, Brian sought out help for his problems. The brokenness became a creative place for him to heal and grow.
In the course of his recovery, Brian learned to be a better father and be intimate with his kids, not like his own father. He has become a successful entrepreneur and writer. Brian has also become recognized in the media and international circles for his work on life recovery.
Perfected saints are for heaven. But here on earth, we are all fallible human beings. We all have the free will to overcome adversities, make better choices if we determine to do so.
There is promise in the pain. It can be the best thing that ever happened in your life. Make sure you catch it.