It is our challenges and our hardships that put us to the test. It is these challenges that test our true character. It is these challenges that test our endurance. The test will come.
We may say to ourselves, Okay- Here it is. I am being tested. We may ask ourselves, How do I want to respond? How can I come out of this with my self-respect intact? How can I use this to become a stronger person? How can I grow from this experience?
We must have faith that there is a greater purpose. One that remains to be seen. We must plan our actions carefully so that our true character emerges. This involves being the best person that we can be, regardless of the actions of others. This means doing what we believe is right, no matter how difficult.
What have you learned through the challenges in your life? How have you grown? What doors have opened when others have closed?
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden