The Sword that Won the War
I was scrolling through my Instagram while eating breakfast. I came across Denzel Washington’s speech, where he won the Image Award for outstanding actor in a motion picture. He said, “If you fall seven times, you get up eight.” He then finished his speech with “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”This last line punched me in the gut.
Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. Saying this out loud, reminded me of all those moments when I wanted everything to be so simple. Those times that I will cry and looked at the heavens, asking God why my life couldn’t be easy. “Why was everything so hard?!” I would ask in my moments of desperation.
Like a sword, we are forged by fire, hammered to shape and solidified by ice.In the same way, a sword comes to life, we come into being. The hardships in life mold us, our commitment to getting up every time we fall down shapes us and the consistency of doing this, time and time again, makes us. Through this hardship, commitment and consistency, we become that sword through which victories are won.