"A marriage license does not equate to love. A piece of paper will not guarantee you that someone will love you. I learned the hard way that someone who professed to love me brought the most hurt and pain in my life"
Who hasn’t experienced pain? Pain is something we try to avoid at all costs, but it’s inevitable. How you deal with the pain you experience can either make or break you and will certainly have an impact on the trajectory of your life. Sidoney Samuels-Buckridge shares her heart, the pain she experienced in both her personal and professional life, including how she overcame setbacks to become a better version of herself. She stresses that, essentially, there is life after pain. Nothing is sugar-coated in Pain to Purpose.
Sidoney’s journey begins as a child in Jamaica. Upon coming of age, she moves to the United States to pursue the American Dream. Over the years, she chronicles with meticulous detail the many unexpected twists and turns throughout her life through her journals: from a bitter divorce to being a single mother, from landing her dream job to being discriminated against in the workplace, from having financial security to not knowing how the bills would get paid.
Her successes, failures, and the lessons she learned along the way are depicted with humility and transparency. She exposes her truth—the good, the bad, and the ugly—in hopes that it touches someone’s life. The cornerstone of Sidoney’s journey is her faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Even when she turned away from Him, He had a purpose for her life.
Where are you on your journey? How are you pushing through the tough times? Sidoney reminds us that nothing is impossible with God, that the Lord doesn’t give us more than we can bear, and that He is always right on time. Pain to Purpose is a colorful journey of discovering her purpose. It will inspire you to discover yours too.