I have fallen in love with the idea of RESILIENCE. I find myself hungry for it – I want to put it on as an overcoat to protect my emotions. I want to be a woman who can withstand whatever life throws at her. I want to see obstacles as opportunities. I want to be patient in the midst of chaos, and kind in the midst of anger. I want to keep moving forward.
I believe that resilience is birthed in faith. For some it might be faith in their skills, their past successes or even past failures. If you’ve overcome or at least survived a hardship – you have the knowledge that you CAN survive. And although that is definitely true is some areas of my life, my resilience is best when founded in my faith in God. I know where I’m going, I know that a loving God is always by my side – before me, behind me and beside me – When I become frustrated or beaten down, I know there is one who has gone before me and He will guide me, protect me and get me where I need to go. I can walk in faith, I can walk in boldness. I’ve been taking some time to talk with people about resilience and I will be sharing more thoughts on the subject in my next blog. In the meantime I would LOVE to hear from you…
Do you see yourself as resilient? How did you get there?
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.”
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 MSG