The scars of a warrior

Take the reigns of your story.

Your former struggles do not own you, nor do they define you.

You are a warrior.

You went to war and came out alive.

Perhaps you have a scar or walk with a limp.

That doesn’t mean that you were defeated, it means that what you fought against could not and will not destroy you.

Wear your scars like a golden medal… and go out and be who God created you to be.

Unapologetically yours,

John Eli Garay

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NKJV



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John Eli is a transformational life coach who has spent over 15 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. His resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher-education advising. From an early age, John recognized that God created him to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. He is currently walking out his purpose by helping others confront, and work through, any negative self-talk that keeps them from living life to the fullest. His ministry includes blogging, speaking, and personal development coaching. He currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, mini-schnauzer and an antique piano whom he calls, “Betty.”


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Author: John Eli

John Eli is a transformational life coach who has spent over 15 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. His resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher-education advising. From an early age, John recognized that God created him to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. He is currently walking out his purpose by helping others confront, and work through, any negative self-talk that keeps them from living life to the fullest. His ministry includes blogging, speaking, and personal development coaching. He currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, mini-schnauzer and an antique piano whom he calls, “Betty.”

9 thoughts on “The scars of a warrior

  1. I have outward physical scars from my breast cancer surgery in 2005. My husband calls them my battle scars. God gave me strength and courage and carried me along the way. I know those scars have special meaning.

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  2. I wrote a post a while ago titled ‘The Stories in Our Scars’, it ties in well with your post. I’ll share a quote from there: “But every scar is a life-lesson waiting to be taught. Every scar is a medal of survival hanging amongst others.”

    “You went to war and came out alive” – that’s my best quote from yours.

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