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Why this “journey” called life is not just your own

When experiences become more meaningful than you know.

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What if this life you are living is playing out in order for something greater to come out of it?

What if even the most horrible thing that could have happened to you, did not happen in vain?

I know, I know… Hear me out.

What if, the very idea that you survived and came out on the other side is what someone else needs to know to keep them from jumping off the deep end?

What if another life depends on your lessons, healing, and growth?

What if I told you that you owe it to yourself and the world to learn, heal, and grow from those experiences?

What if all of this were true?

In fact, this was the very idea that kept me from being a college drop-out. Not that I have anything against dropping out of school, I get that it’s not for everyone.

In my family, I was the first person to graduate college, not just once, but twice. And, while I was in school, I remember wanting to quit so many times because I just didn’t feel like it was where I belonged.

But then, I would have a conversation with my little brother or a younger cousin who was planning their future, and we would discuss things about school. My family was so excited about the school I attended at the time (University of Miami) and they would light up with pride in what I was doing. I even had relatives asking for advice on how to enroll in some kind of educational program because they wanted to give themselves more options.

That alone spoke volumes to me.

That’s when I knew that even something as simple as my choice to go to college had a bigger impact on others then I realized. That’s when I knew that my journey was not just my own. And while I might have been the first college graduate in my family, I am definitely not the last.

We are all teachers of our own experience. Sometimes the things we go through are for us to learn the lessons and then go and teach another so that one less person has to suffer in order to grow. Never think that what you experience is in vain. Your growth matters. You matter. And there’s always a bigger picture.

“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.” – Rick Warren

If you could think of one thing along your journey that you’ve experienced for a purpose greater than you, what would it be? What was the lesson that you learned? How did your lesson or experience help others?

I want to know your story. Comment below or shoot me an email at [email protected]

Love,

Brittnay

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Originally published at bcstarks.com

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