ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY – The Point When You Have Had Enough
An interesting thing is continuing to happen in my life. Daily, I run into wonderful people who are dealing with areas of hurt, anger, illness, trust issues from past abuse and trauma, job situations, grief, fear about political stuff, and overall discouragement regarding their future and how to move forward. Their common feeling is that they are tired of the struggling and have just had enough!
Boy, do I get that! I get the feeling that no matter what you do, nothing is going to change. Or the feeling of why hope when your situation or the odds of getting better or it changing are against you? Yep, I know it well.
This post is to encourage you to do something totally ridiculous…hope, fight, believe and trust anyway.
Crazy huh? Our world, work, and others keep wanting us to focus on what WE can do. If I work harder to make things happen then I won’t be sad, I will succeed. What happens when you work really hard but you still get sick, lose everything and lose hope? The problem is not that we hope, fight, believe or even trust but the source of who we trust in. There is a difference when my trust is in the position of a government official or in the One who is in the control of that government official.
I said all that to say, life gets hard and crazy and WE ALL suffer. That is okay. The way we move forward and get up is separated by the focus of our belief, trust, hope and help.
I was told and believed that because of my past, abuse, addiction, suicide attempts, etc. that I was damaged goods and was useless to God and would never impact people’s lives or do anything of value. Yet, God uses my life for that very thing and the people who said those things were the first ones to call me for help. God is funny. Not my doing.
I was disabled and crawled on the floor with advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and was told by doctors that I should settle for not walking straight and having a life of constant pain. Today, my blood work indicates their is no RA factor in my body, I’m back in the gym leg pressing 250 lbs., off meds, and except for past surgery scars, you would never know I ever had RA. That’s God.
I double dog gone dare you to step out and look past your current and past situation as a problem. They are part of a purpose being used to tell the story of your purpose. But you got to get your eyes on Him. Be encouraged. The greater the stuff, the greater the use. Know that!
More to come.
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely tm
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