Strength comes in many different forms. In fitness we correlate being strong with lifting weights, grinding out push-ups, or doing 30 more seconds of burpees! We may also think of strength as overcoming adversity, standing up for something we believe in, getting through a tough time, or choosing the road less traveled.
Sometimes life throws things at us that we were not expecting nor would we allow it given a choice. Other times we know exactly what we would like to do, but fear is standing in the way and we can’t seem to muster up the courage to just try-we fear failure or even success.
Personally, I deal with fear a lot-probably too much! Fears, worries, stress…they can all be tossed into the same basket. For me, that can all be summarized by one main concept; What if? And What if I’m not good enough?
Seems a bit ridiculous to allow fear such a foothold in our lives-but we are only human. I believe it is the action that we take regarding those thoughts that have the potential to make us truly stronger.
What are you afraid of? Is there anything, big or small, that you would like to do but fear is holding you hostage? Examine the six elements of wellness and see if fear is present or holding you back in any area: emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually, in your occupation, and socially. Once you have pondered a bit, tell someone you trust what you discovered and what your action plan is.
God is with you in everything you do. -Genesis 21:22
Getting stronger takes work…day in and day out. Let’s get to it.
Enjoy your holiday and thank you to the men and women of our armed forces. Because you are strong, we have the freedom to dream, to work, to fail, to succeed, and to become stronger ourselves!
Happy Memorial Day.