Last week, I shared a major goal with the accountability group I am a part of. I had a few nights of feeling great enthusiasm, productivity, goal setting and then I felt tired. Done. Could it be something that I ate? Could it be that I need to increase my exercise? Or was it that I am experiencing a case of sleepiness?
If we understood our identity, we would address our issues with self-esteem. If we were honest, many of our issues begin because we don’t understand who we are. This week, I was asked a question about how to embrace a healthy identity.
Our lives are the sum total of what we have experienced. I have been reading about healing from a wounded spirit. As a burden bearer, one that genuinely empathizes with others, there are some areas of my life that need attention. One is my ability to connect with other people.
Have you ever struggled with navigating life’s storms? If so, you are not alone. A better question is, “Do you know how to get through the storms?” Most of our Sunday morning messages are glamorized by “perfect” scenarios.
Endurance is challenging, especially when you are faced with adversity. Your natural reaction is to quit or to hide, but instead God wants us to stand. Standing is an act of faith and a struggle of the will. We are encouraged in Scripture to stand and see the salvation of the Lord. As exciting as this Scripture might be, in the middle of life’s moments, this is the last thing you want to do.
I love Jesus, I do not like boats, and I enjoy being rescued (for a cause). One time when I was riding in a boat, I became seriously sea sick. Thankfully, my teacher had plenty of saltine crackers and Sprite on board. It is a great feeling when you can get something to give you relief.