“I want to hear more about being the strong person.” Don’t you just love it when your friends share what’s on their heart! Before sharing, I want to thank Veronique Clowers for the opportunity to delve deeper into this topic. It has been approximately two years since I’ve met the qualifications of a “strong person.”
This week I created a not fair list to God. Believe it or not, the list was not my idea. I was staring at a blank sheet of paper and then heard pretty clearly, “Write your list.” For those of you who are wondering if God spoke with a booming voice or with a thunderous sound as in the Ten Commandments movie, He did not.
We made it into a new year! New things are exciting and we enjoy the opportunities that come with something being new. With this New Year, I have seen people commit to New Year’s Resolutions (i.e. I will do…). I have seen people eager to get organized and to finally complete the big dreams before them (i.e. I plan to create…).
Being transparent as a leader is tough! Transparency means being honest when things are “not okay.” Transparency means that you have to admit that you are “vulnerable.” Transparency means that you have to be honest with yourself and allow others to see where you are now. Transparency is frightening, because many of us do not know how to be authentic.
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.
For the past month, I have been learning to endure in personal fitness. A long time ago, I made exercise a priority twice a day. I would complete 15 to 20 minutes of cardio and finish the workout with weight training. Needless to say, life happened.