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The Power Of Your Spirit

Reignite the fire within.

There is something inside of you that they can never get to.  

God has given you the ability to overcome any obstacle you face. Your internal fire, your spirit, produces the light of optimism against the darkness of crisis and critics.  

Examining the life of Nelson Mandela, we see that the power of our spirit is, in fact, unbreakable. Nelson suffered the death of his father when he was only nine-years-old and spent an unbearable twenty-seven years of his life imprisoned for his fight against apartheid in South Africa.  

Nelson was “confined to a small cell, the floor his bed, a bucket for a toilet, he was forced to do hard labor in a quarry.  He was allowed one visitor a year for 30 minutes. He could write and receive one letter every six months.”

Reflecting on his isolation, Nelson said, “Wounds that can’t be seen are more painful than those that can be seen and cured by a doctor.” His captors tried to break him saying, “This is where you will die.”

Yet, his spirit, his belief in his ability to overcome, fortified his strength to endure.  Nelson survived decades in prison as an unwavering advocate for equal rights in his country; his influence helped end white minority rule in South Africa.  In 1993, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against apartheid and was elected president on May 10, 1994.  His devotion to education, equal rights and democracy were with him until his last breath.

Like President Mandela, the strength of our spirit, our own divine spark, is indestructible.  We must know that there is nothing in this world that can ever break us.  

Our spirit may be steel, sheltering us from harm, or a quiet whisper pleading with us to not give up.  But what we must remember is that our power is never gone.  

As it’s been said, your spirit is the one true shield that will guide you all the days of your life; reignite that indestructible fire within.

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