Monday, October 17, 2011

{RE}discovering Him :: Day 17 - The Strongest


You Are One of the Strongest Women I Know.

The title of the card my parents gave me for my birthday a few weeks ago proclaimed.

It went on to talk about how strong women know there will be obstacles but they go forward anyway. They make mistakes along the way, admit them, and learn from them.

Strong women get hurt easily but still reach out, risking the pain anyway. They get beat down, feel afraid, and even fail, but that doesn't stop them from getting back up, moving forward, and trying again until they DO succeed.

Strong women face trials, experience tears & even doubts, but they continue to face each day with heads held high.

I was pretty in awe that this is how my parents saw me. I mean, they are the strongest people I know.

And then I was even more amazed when I found out my stoic, logic-minded dad picked out the card. I mean he is my "tough-guy" dad.

And I am one of the strongest women he knows?

Today I RE-realized that His -- my Heavenly Father's -- strength is made perfect in my weakness. I am not strong in myself, and He knows how weak I truly feel, but the weaker I have felt, experienced, become, the stronger HE IS in my life, my soul, my heart, my being.

That makes me strong.
That makes me brave.
That gives me the ability to climb mountains,
even when I have scraped my knees, slipped down, and fallen to the bottom after the last climb.

{RE}discovery :: In life's journey, the trials, the heartaches, our weaknesses, our failures are proving to ourselves and the world that HE is REAL. HE is strong IN ME!


hyacynth said... Best Blogger Tips

This was such an excellent rediscovery of who you are in Him and who He is in you. 

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

Just beautiful x

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, friend! Finding my strength in Him all over again!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Shelley!

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