Life has a way of kicking you where the sun don’t shine. That may be a crass way of putting it, but it’s true.
Life is crass. Life kicks you when you’re down. Life doesn’t always show mercy. Life is brutal.
So while I sit here licking my wounds from 2018, I’m trying my best to finish the year strong. Also, trying my best to be kind about all the projects I started & didn’t end up finishing because, well….life.
Maybe you can relate? I wish you didn’t have to relate with me about the sucky parts of life, but I’m also glad that we can understand each other & don’t have to process through it all alone.
As you kick off this week with Christmas literally just around the corner. Chaos is most likely ramping up to an all year high. Let’s use the following simple affirmation to make it through to the other side.
I am strong.
Yes, you are. Yes, I am.
Maybe you are wondering, yeah, but am I strong enough?
The answer is maybe not.
Maybe you aren’t strong enough all by yourself. BUT the good news is that you don’t have to be strong enough by yourself. You ARE strong enough to lean on others if you need to. You ARE strong enough to lean into God & find strength in His promises.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run & not grow weary. They will walk & not faint. Isaiah 40:31
I love you, Lord; you are my strength. Psalms 18:1
You ARE strong enough to keep choosing relationship over isolation. Push things off your plate if you need to! You do not have to have a picture perfect, Pinterest worthy, holiday. You just need to show up. You only need to choose peace & PRESENCE.
You are strong enough to throw off the expectations you’ve placed on yourself for the holidays & for life. You are strong enough to have a Christmas that is simple & love filled. You are strong. You can do this. You don’t have to do it alone.
Feel free to comment below if you need a little extra encouragement as we keep moving forward into the new year!
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