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Your Pain Is Your Power To Prevail

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“I can choose to be paralyzed by the pain of my past or use my pain to propel me for a greater future.” by Dr. Regina Campbell

As long as we live we will experience various situations and circumstances that will cause us disappointment, pain and discouragement. Yet it’s not what happens to us that determines our ability to rebound from life’s difficult and painful matters. It’s our ability to view pain as an opportunity to propel into a greater future. Pain and hurt can be used as fuel to ignite our passion again so that we can refocus on our hopes and dreams. Yes there will be situations that will derail us and cause us to feel the pressure of the world but that doesn’t mean that you can’t live a victorious life. For example when we experience a loss of a love one their death can be so painful that you may wonder how to move forward. Maybe you experience a divorce and you think to yourself this is not what I had in mind yet you find yourself becoming a single parent or maybe you experienced the unexpected lost in employment and you walk away feeling a sense of hopelessness and despair wondering how you will make it. I personal have experienced losses that left me wondering what now, where do I go from here, how can I live beyond this point. Let me encourage you, yes you can live a fulfilled life full of joy and peace after a tumultuous situation.

First understand that where you are today is not where you’ll be forever and that the current moment of pain is a moment in time. Thus, the question becomes how do I move forward? First despite the pain you feel in your heart “keep moving forward” meaning don’t stop doing those things you love. If you love to workout, spend time with friends and family, enjoying a hobby continue to do those things. In addition, pick up a new hobby or even go back to school and learn something different to expand your horizon. I decided to pursue my doctoral degree after my divorce. Pursuing my doctoral degree was an opportunity to broaden my scope and stimulate my intellectually capacity. You may not pursue a degree maybe take a pottery or cooking class, something different. Second, volunteer at your local church, or within the local community. This provides you the opportunity to do something for others. This method allows you to feel such gratitude, appreciation and fulfillment as you have given your time and talent to helping others. Thirdly, do not buy into the guilt when you laugh and become happy again. The key to moving forward is finding your joy again, laughing at a good joke or simply watching a funny movie. Yes find your happy place and enjoy every moment of it! Fourth and final advice, trust God’s grace and strength to comfort you and get you through this period in your life. God is faithful to comfort you when you are facing turbulent times in your life. I encourage you to focus on God’s goodness in your life. Examine your life and count your many blessings. As you engage in this exercise you will note that God’s grace and favor has kept you in the past and it will carry you through these dark and difficult days and moments. These four steps will become a part of your healing process.

In closing do not allow your pain of disappointments, losses or discouragement to paralyze you but allow it to propel you to a brighter and greater future. Pain is a part of life yet it can become the university for life’s lessons. Learn that getting back up is the opportunity to rise out of the despair and hopelessness taken control of your destiny to experience joy, happiness and peace. Therefore I challenge you move ahead and let God restore, refuel and reignite you to live pass the pain.

 

Acts of Kindness

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain  One day I was in a crowded post office and ran into an elderly lady from another ethnicity and she was in search of a certain form to complete so she could mail her parcel.[Read More]

It’s Time To Raise Your Belief and Lower Your Doubt

by Dr. Regina Campbell If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out. William Blake In life you will face many obstacles and challenges that will cause you to doubt yourself, doubt your decisions, doubt your abilities, and even doubt your existence. When you give too much time and energy to your[Read More]

It All Starts In the “Mind”

by Dr. Regina Campbell PROVERBS 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart…”(KJV) “Mindset is everything” Author Unknown The mindset is the door to how you process and filter your experiences and what comes to mind. If you desire to be successfully you must have a mindset of confidence and assurance. Your mindset and thought[Read More]

The Power of Positive Affirmation

by Dr. Regina Campell “Take care of how you speak to yourself because you are listening” Author Unknown Positive affirmation is a force that propels people to believe in their dreams and goals. It is important that you practice positive affirmations. Positive affirmation is simply speaking words that lift and inspire yourself or others. There[Read More]

It’s Not What You Have It’s Who You Are

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Be true to who you are” Kimberly Pollard In life we find ourselves striving to reach our professional and personal goals. Yet we never consider the one thing that is the most important aspect of our life and that is “being”. Too much focus has been placed on what we accumulate[Read More]

It’s Not About You

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.”  Mary Baker Eddy Today many are consumed with their personal agenda. As a society we are taught to look out for self first and that we are to[Read More]

Finish What You Start

by Dr. Regina Campbell “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar Each New Year many people set out to accomplish specific goals. These goals are written out with a great deal of zeal and passion and good intent to achieve. However[Read More]

It’s Your Choice

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Your Success is by Choice” Dr. Regina Campbell Success is intentional! You don’t achieve anything in life waiting and hoping something happens. Too many make the mistake with the mindset of waiting for the right time or waiting on the right opportunity or waiting on someone else but if you are[Read More]

The Art of waiting: Patience

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” Joyce Meyer Society today has changed. If you look around you’ll see signs and advertisement of how you can acquire something quick and in a hurry. You see indicators that you can achieve something great[Read More]