Sometimes in life we experience tough situations, issues and trying times that makes us feel like we have reached the apex of our ability to endure. We want the pain and the hurting to end. We want to give up on our dreams cause it seems like there’s no point holding on to them. Things didn’t go our way, they didn’t go according to plan—we didn’t get that job, that promotion, we didn’t win that prize— and we have lost such a huge opportunity and a great deal. Thus, we tend to go about hating ourselves, punishing ourselves because of those mistakes, sometimes we begin to blame God and to blame others. We fall apart. We get so damaged we believe we can’t be repaired.
Life is an adventure. Life is a journey. An adventure is not only filled with fun and excitement but uncertainty, accidents, fear, mistrust and regrets sometimes come along with it. During a journey, the road is not always smooth, the view is not always pleasing. There may be a few bumps here and there and a few hills and valleys. Perhaps, transportation problems may occur. And so is life. Life is unpredictable. Life is a battlefield. Life is a struggle. We all want to survive. Each of us have a different battle to fight, but the same enemy and we all want one thing – to win. We have to be conscious of the fact that there will be and always will be a struggle, a fight, a challenge. Obstacles don’t obstruct the path; they are the path. There will be sunny days and rainy days, clear skies and cloudy skies. Without the darkness, the stars won’t shine.
The Righteous Silence is your ability to endure. To endure the pain while envisioning the gain. To keep the fire burning in the midst of the rain. To stand your ground and to stand firm during the earthquake; while everything else is collapsing. To keep quiet, to avoid complaints and engage in the struggle until you win, and even if you fall, you get back up again acknowledging that every set back is a set up for a greater come back. In spite of the confusion, the heartbreak, the uncertainty, the pain, the abuse, being able to still keep on keeping on, to still see strength instead of weakness, to still see light instead of darkness, to still give all instead of giving up.
If you speak to the mountain and it doesn’t move, climb over it. If you speak to the fire and it isn’t quenched, go through it. Quit complaining; it won’t do you any good but remind you of your problems and that is not healthy. Always search for the silver linen. As long as there’s life, there is hope. Envision the Vision. Keep it alive.
Yes, the journey may not be comfortable, but when you arrive at your destination, you can have all the rest you want. A little sacrifice to be satisfied…… A little labor for favor…… A little pain for gain……. A little Silence for happiness………..
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Alisa Enakele hails from Auchi, Edo State Nigeria. She was born on the 24th day of August 2001, into the family of four of which she is the last child of her parents. Born in Benin City, she was raised in Auchi. She had her primary and secondary education at Auchi Polytechnic Primary & Secondary schools. She started writing at a tender age of 9 and she began with short stories and poems. She is currently at her tertiary education level and she is studying English and Literary Studies at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.


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