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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am a warrior. What are you made of?? (repost, but a message I needed to hear again)

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Proverbs 31:17 (KLV)

I am made of strong stuff
Jill Scott, as Precious Ramotswe, in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency

We learn when we are ready.  God may send a lesson that speaks to you one way at one time, and then another way at some time later. 18 months ago, I wrote something for that time in my life that resonates again, now that I am ready to hear it at this time in my life.

Lessons I needed to learn again, for this time...
1. Blossom anyway, despite the obstacles that have driven you to your knees (I know, Lord, I should have been there anyway).
2. Do anyway. Dream big (God-sized ones, because you should go big or STAY HOME), work on today's thing while planning for tomorrow.
3. As you are created in the image of God, you are strong; made of strong stuff.  So, although you are afraid,  run, dream, move mountains.  Because you can.  Because of Him. 

Blossom anyway. Dream anyway.
Although you are afraid, you are not alone.
I’m going for a run, like I did Tuesday.  It felt good.  It is part of my personal challenge to blossom, anyway.  Tuesday, I read something that motivated me in a new, and I believe LONG TERM way….” The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes, by Mark Nepo.  Translated, to me that means “do it anyway…”.  I’m no longer waiting for anything to come to me.  I’m in.  I’m living full out, full time, intending to do it right.

I was sore after Tuesday’s run, and I’m sore now, but I’m doing it anyway, because that’s how we’re made.  That’s what we’re supposed to do, though sometimes, often, we get distracted by our own weariness, or weakness, or fear.  No more.  No more dreaming INSTEAD of doing.  I’m dreaming and doing, working on today’s thing AND planning for tomorrow’s thing together.  Why? Because, as Jill Scott so powerfully declares as Precious Ramotswe, “I am made of strong stuff.”  Our Father created us in His image, and that’s the strongest stuff there is.

So , this is a short post, and I’m off…to run, to dream, to move mountains.  Because I can.  Because He created me powerfully, and wonderfully.  And that’s a blessing.  Further evidence that God is Good.
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