“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” -Ronald Reagan
In your daily battles with chronic pain, sometimes your worst enemy is not even the pain.
It is you!
It is so easy to lose sight of hope and convince yourself that it is not worth fighting anymore. This causes the war to rage now on two fronts, the pain and yourself. Having an enemy within your camp is just as bad as the one outside the walls.
I personally had this struggle at times as well during my fight with CRPS. You start wasting energy fighting yourself when that same energy should be used to fight the pain. It is a nearly impossible fight.
However, this quote by by Francis of Assisi really radiated with me as a believer in Christ, and I hope it does with you as well.
“Above all the grace and gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”
Warrior, you can overcome!
You may have yourself convinced that you are too weak to overcome anything, but as stated below,
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
You can get to the top of this mountain! You can get to the shoreline! YOU CAN OVERCOME!
Are you ready to tear down the walls you have put up and get back to the fight?