Last week had to be one of the worst weeks I’ve had in a really long time. It was busy, disorganized, frustrating, and just chaotic! Maybe I was feeling this way because I took on a new position at work. Or maybe my feelings could be attributed to the other tasks that I juggle in my free time: dance, mommy duties, family/friend prayer circles, and writing. This was also the same week that saw me kneeling on the floor praying to God for HELP: https://donnadoctora.com/2015/01/30/on-the-job-stress-brought-to-my-knees/
Not sure why, but I do know that by the close of the week I was emotionally, physically, and spiritually spent. As the weekend rolled in it took everything within me just to be able to roll out of the bed.
Eyelids too heavy to open
Lower back sore with tension
My spirit feeling depleted
Feeling beat up and beat down…
But then I remembered something that my dance ministry leader shared with the class. She said: “some of us are anointed to fight the fires of hell”. As I read that short, simple line I could feel chills throughout my body. That one phrase conveyed not only the life journey I had been on, but it also described to a “T” what I was feeling as a result of last week!
I was feeling beat up, spent – because I had been through hell. And as with any good fight, you will have the scars and injuries to prove your battle woes.
However, there is GOOD NEWS…
Even though that was the week I had – I made it through! I felt like quitting, I felt overwhelmed, and I felt like throwing in the towel. But I didn’t… and I MADE IT!
It’s a new week… I feel a renewed sense of hope, courage, and strength…
I guess sometimes we just have to be fearless enough to keep going, NO MATTER WHAT! Keep going, even if that means fighting through strife, difficulty, and struggle.
Here are a few quotes to encourage you to just keep going:
- “If you’re going through hell, keep going!” – Winston Churchill
- “I’m not the richest, smartest, or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going, going, going” – Sylvester Stallone
- “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow ahead” – George Lucas
May you be encouraged this new week! You WILL MAKE IT!
Life According to Me,