Your Pain has a purpose.

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How liberating is it to look back at a trial or tribulation you were going through, and acknowledge that you made it through.  You feel the beginning of something new grow inside of you that you thought was never possible to exist.  But all along it was there, and it wouldn’t have become without the hardship you encountered.

How beautiful is it, to thank your Lord, and develop the strength to forgive.  To look the people in the face that were a part of a time in your life, when they could have been there to pick you up, but they didn’t.  Instead those people you thought would help you up, stood and watched.  Some of them were tired of picking you up and wanted you to do it for yourself, whilst others merely stood back satisfied to see you struggle as they had predicted or prayed for.

You can forgive them because in the absence of their help, you learnt the greatest gift of all, that you can help yourself.  And you can thank your Lord, because you can see, that if this hardship hadn’t have existed, you wouldn’t reap the benefits of the person you are today.

Today I’m surrounded with people who are beautified through their speech and actions.  They ooze positivity and love, walking around leaving their presence like a beautiful scent in the air.  People like this embrace hardship through patience and prayer knowing the struggle will only prolong the hardship.  Whilst the prayer and patience will allow the reason for the hardship to manifest, and another lesson of life to unfold.

As I’m blessed with another year these are my reflections.  I give thanks for the people and the experiences that allow me to grow and share where I can.

 

God is Good God is Great

With Love your Sister

 

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About iamshalina

http://iamshalin5.wix.com/iamshalina Shalina Litt was in the music business from the age of 15 years old and it wasn't until around 2006 that life took a big turn for her. She graduated with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies eager to do right by my son. Around 2006 she embraced Islam and took on a calmer lifestyle getting married and focusing on being a mother alongside a business woman. Her marriage dissolved due to domestic Violence in 2009 and she retook a different path learning how to rebuild my self esteem and confidence. This journey allowed Shalina to share her growth via blogs and vlogs building a large following around the topic of abuse. Around 2011 her career as a Radio Presenter at Unity FM began. As her confidence grew, she decided to speak out in international media defending the rights of Women and Hijab. This lead her to successfully be present in Media covering newspaper, TV, Radio and Magazines in addition to have been in a successful documentary done about 6 Muslim women from around the world by a TV Production Team (NRL) from the Netherlands. This public platform allowed her to be vocal about various heart felt topics through Social media and other broadcasting opportunities. As a result Shalina now coaches women around the topic of Abuse Resolution. She continues to appear in mainstream media discussing various topics around Islam and women. She also runs her own business providing Inclusive Islamic Education for SEND Children. She is currently recording an album and writing a book, both due to be released in 2017 God Willing. For more details or to contact Shalina Litt email iamshalina@live.co.uk

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