Not Only A Survivor, An Overcomer

To Survive An Event Is To Remain Alive After It Is Over.

When we survive a life event, we have remained alive after the event is over. In getting through a difficult time, the primary goal is to Get. Through. It.

After we have run far enough away or fought the fight and emerge victorious, we celebrate the victory and move on. That is, until the next challenge arises requiring us to break out our boxing gloves or lace up our running shoes.

All my life I had to fight. If you just read that in your Sophia voice give yourself two thumbs up. If you have no idea who is Sophia nor why she was fighting all her life add “watch The Color Purple” to your to-do list immediately.

I used to go through life as if I were Mike Tyson in his prime. Fighting one battle after another. Taking pride in surviving the fight and considering myself a winner because I was still alive. Only to find myself in another similar bought. There were physical fights, health battles, and relationship scuffles, and I survived them all.

We have to want more than to be alive after the fight. We must desire to LIVE. I mean live an abundant life. This is when transition from being a survivor to being an overcomer.

Survivors learn to accept and cope with the difficulties life brings. An overcomeer prevails over adversity. A survivor is a is what is left over after others have perished. An overcomer has succeeded in dealing with the challenges they have faced and does not return to it.

After we have run far enough away or fought the fight and emerge victorious, we celebrate the victory and move on. That is, until the next challenge arises requiring us to break out our boxing gloves or lace up our running shoes.

Sometimes we fight and other times we take flight. Running like Flo Jo or Usain Bolt preparing for the Olympics. Run, Forrest, Run, we tell ourselves as we get further and further away from the threat. Only to find we have run right back into the same situation.

Come out of the twilight zone where everyday is Ground Hog’s Day. You have already survived that day. Yep, you are still alive! Now it’s time to live.

Stepping over the threshold of survivor to overcomer is liberating. It requires only, a made up mind. Decide to do better. Expect better. Live better.

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