I was going to write to you about something totally different. In fact, I was just about to push the send button when something else came bursting through the surface of my mind. It would not relent so I decided to share.
Life knows how to throw a punch, a big one. Probably a more accurate statement would be that resistance knows how to hit you hard when you least expect it. I view resistance as the oppositional force, the thing working against you and the good you want to do. There are times it takes aim at your weaknesses, attempting to drag you back where you came from and shaming you along the way.
Or worse yet...
Resistance hits you where you least expect it, in the places you thought were impenetrable. Those are the things that knock the breath out of you, leaving you grasping for a sense of certainty and a firm place to plant your feet. It's like freefalling off a cliff and not knowing how to survive.
I have always felt more aware and protective over my weaknesses. Guarding myself against things I knew where vulnerable made sense to me. It's like hey, I know I can't go here and do this without causing trouble for myself, so I will steer clear. I'm sure you can insert your own here and there to the equation.
What I did not expect was a sucker punch straight to an area of my life that I thought was strong and untouchable.
I can tell you that I almost lost my footing and grip on life. It was hard. The good news is that I am still here.
And so are you.
I am sharing this with you today so you will know that you are not alone. Every single one of us will take a few punches in this life. I have tried to outsmart and out maneuver it so many times. Too many times to count and it has been a giant waste of energy. Constantly kicking against forces that I cannot control has left me exhausted and a little bit sad. So now I am making a different choice. You can too.
Today, I look for the lesson. I look for the love.
When life comes at you hard and you lose your footing, don't give up hope. You are too valuable. What you have to offer this world is too important. No matter what happens, your purpose is still viable. It does not matter who leaves or who stays. It does not matter if you understand every detail of what is happening or why. There may always be unanswered questions and things we do not understand. But those questions do not have to undermine your purpose. Keep going. Keep persisting. Deepen your trust. Whatever you do, do not give up on you. Dear girl, please remember that you are stronger and braver than you give yourself credit for.