I believe we should be prepared to go through periods where we don't see the light. These periods come in moments, days, weeks, or even years. Faith in our purpose/light will be tested to the maximum. There is not a week that goes by where I don't come to an obstacle that seems like an impenetrable wall. The only thing that keeps me going is a faith that ensures me that on the other side of the wall is the light. I'm confident that the light is waiting for me as much as I am waiting for it.
Walls do not knock down themselves. You need tools to knock down the walls. There are some tools that are universal in nature and cost nothing material to have. There are some habits that are common to everybody in order to get over hurdles.
I'll have three I make intentions to work on in my life. The first is conviction. It was not sheer coincidence that our sister Harriet Tubman was able to free thousands of slaves. But it is certain that in order for her to make those trips back and forth across enemy lines that she had to be convicted about her purpose and about what she was willing to conquer. Conviction was the cornerstone of her mission. The second is humility.
After being tortured and banished from Mecca for many years the Muslims returned in full control of those lands they once called home. Even though they came face-to-face in a newly found position of power over their former oppressors they chose to walk in humbly and not persecute them. I don't believe the light of our lives will manifest itself fully until we are willing and able to humble ourselves when we are most powerful.
Lastly I will say that without selflessness all endeavors in transforming our lives are meaningless. Our light is not just meant for ourselves, it is for us to illuminate the world around us. Whoever dedicates themselves to improving the conditions and hearts of others will no doubt find their way in this world.