“Adversity can distort truth, but it can also crystallized truth.”
The past couple of months we’ve been through some tough challenges that have tested our faith and core values. From deep rejection, to financial challenges, to false promises...we’ve been shaken to our core.
I have to admit that there were moments when I questioned if we were supposed to stay and fight or simply quit. The interesting thing about challenges is that, challenges reveal what we truly believe.
Challenges have the capacity to expose our deepest fears or to crystallize the core of our beliefs. Challenges can become a stumbling block or a stepping stone. They can make us bitter or better. So, instead of avoiding those challenges, I choose to welcome them.
Challenges are an opportunity to grow. They present to us with the chance to learn to walk in peace by finding contentment in the midst of them. I can’t control what happens to me, but I can control how I respond.
The crazy part is that although during those challenges I have questioned my commitment and love for LA; in a mysterious way they have deepen my love for it. Today I declare...I LOVE LOS ANGELES, more. No matter what comes my way.
This is my city.
This is my home.
These are my people.
Adversities can’t break.
Challenges can’t stop me.
Pain will not confuse me.
I will love this city.
I will fight for my people.
I will stand and overcome adversity.
So, here we go.
Excited for new beginnings!