It is so hard to embrace the struggle, right?
Trust me I struggle embracing the struggle. I feel like I’m not doing a good job of being a good Christian, Wife, Mom when I just want to sit down and not keep going through all the day to day activities that require so much of my energy.
I know I should always embrace whatever road the Lord has decided I need to walk down. Easier said than done, right?
Life can deal us all some pretty challenging cards, we all struggle at one time or another. No one is immune to challenges some may go through more than others. There have been certain people in my life I honestly wonder, “How are they doing this right now? They have been through so much?”
So how do we embrace the struggle? Pray
Let me start off my saying, I know there are a lot of people going through or have been through a lot more than I have been through. I do know one thing for sure though, and that is some of the most difficult things I have been through I now look back through and feel blessed to have gone through those struggles. Yes. They built a lot of character and endurance and brought me to who I am today, but more than that. I faithfully believe those challenging roads are all leading me somewhere to where God intends me to be. I have been through an Affair, Divorce, a brain hemorrhage (twice), brain surgery, some pretty major challenges (in my opinion) with my girls. And as I sit here today, I feel like I am in such a blessed happy place in my life. I am married to my soul mate, he is truly not only me husband but my very most best friend. He is everything I could have imagined and so much more. He is not perfect, but he is perfect for me and I for him. And I know without a shadow of a doubt God brought us together, that we were made for each other. And had I not traveled down some of the terrible roads I have traveled down I would not be were I am today and I would not be able to appreciate what I have today. Now, don’t get me wrong life is not perfect but with God and the best man a girl could ask for by my side I feel like I can face whatever challenges are to come.
So….. it feels all the more apparent to me in my 42 years of wisdom that I will struggle at time. God sometimes wants/ needs me to struggle because I need to struggle to get where I need to be.