This reminds me of the Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Ratcliff movie, “The Lost City”. (It’s hilarious.)
At a couple of pivotol points in the movie, Sandra’s character shares a saying in Latin, “Dulcius ex asperis”, which translates to “sweeter after difficulties”.
That phrase really struck me with its truth.
Emerging victorious on the other side of a period of intense struggle and effort really is so much more gratifying than if it came easy.
The Hard Stuff Provides The Win
I made it through a traumatizing, years long season of life involving narcissistic abuse. I was up against (literally) wickedness intent on seeing me destroyed.
Though it was hard beyond words, wickedness lost.
I wasn’t destroyed.
As a matter of fact, I emerged better than ever before.
My sense of gratitute deepened. My relationship with the Lord is now much richer. I’m far better equipped to protect myself from toxic people. I can spot issues at a hundred paces now that used to blindside me. I acquired a level of equipping, expertise, and savvy far beyond what I previously had.
This means I have a far greater capacity for Kingdom impact.
The Hard Stuff Impacts You In Every Area of Life
For several years I coached women small business owners who experienced narcissistic abuse.
What was interesting about this was these women didn’t seek me out initially for help with that issue. They came because they had flat-lined in their business, nothing was working, and they could feel their frustration increasing while their confidence eroded.
When we unpacked what was going on guess what showed up time and time again?
I was stunned at how often this was happening. So many women were trying to hide it and power through as if nothing had happened.
I walked these women through a customized Christian-based healing and reset process in their lives. This was the missing ingredient that allowed them to finally experience the business breakthroughs that had been eluding them.
I recently shifted the emphasis of my business to work with women who left a significant narcissistic relationship. Yet they’re still dealing with the deeply negative impact it had on the way they see themselves.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”Romans 8:28
Victory is earned in the process
Handle it right and you’ll become a positive force for good. You’ll find new strength and influence as a powerhouse who makes a difference. You’ll become a strong, bold, top achiever in what you’re called to do.
I understand what its like to wrestle with divorce, toxic relationships, and hindering circumstances.
I get it how hard it is to carry on and be “normal” when you feel anything but.
It’s incredibly difficult to give everything your best when the wind has been sucked out of your sails.
If that’s where you are it doesn’t mean you’re weak or weird!
I can help. Reach out to me at this link and let’s chat.
“DULCIUS EX ASPERIS” Will you accept the challenge?