I am strong. I am powerful. I am enough. I am resilient. I have survived many storms, and learned many lessons. I have been broken, even shattered. But I made it through, and I am better because of it. I am smarter, wiser, deeper, and clearer because of the pain and struggles I have endured. I am a lotus flower, and I am learning every day how to be at ease in muddy waters. One day I will be able to immerse myself in obstacles and emerge anew, untouched, unbothered, and wiser for the experience. That is the goal, to maintain an inner peace that is rooted in the knowledge of who I am in Christ and that Jesus has already won the victory. My job is to simply walk in obedience.