Friday, March 28, 2014

FMF: Mighty

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Some days you feel it and some days you don't. Some days you don that superhero cape and you feel like you can pull that look off.  But other days "mighty" is the furthest thing from your mind and you're not sure just how you can even put one foot in front of the other.  Every movement feels like you're tromping through quicksand and you're this close to surrendering to just getting lost into a giant hole.

There have been days I've drowned in grief and frustration and pain, when the overwhelm has overcome me and I see darkness everywhere.  I remember having the devastating realization on night in the pitch black that there was no one I could trust, no one who could ever not fail me.  I felt so alone in that moment.

I got through that night and upon the morning, I woke up and realized that while everyone will fail me from time to time, so will I fail others.  The goal in this life is not to find that one person who will never let you down because people, by their nature will always let you down if some way, shape, or form.

But it doesn't mean I don't reach for their hands in the dark.  It doesn't mean I cannot call them or text them and tell them I've lost that mighty feeling, I've tossed the cape in the laundry, and that I'm drowning.

Because we're all in this together, right?  Knowing my sisters are there for me, praying for me, loving me, knowing they are beseeching God for me, yes, that is mighty.  Mighty work accomplished on this earth and in the heavenly realms.

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I'm hanging out with Lisa-Jo this morning.  Want in?  Here's the deal:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

6 comments :

  1. We need other people! God has made us for community. Thank you for this simple reminder of the power of the family of faith. Glad to have found you through FMF!

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  2. Lovely post. And praise God that we don't have to be mighty on our own, but that HE is the ALMIGHTY, and He works so powerfully in us, for the joy of the Lord is our strength. Blessings to you.

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  3. I'm learning that I might be able to wear that cape for 15 minutes in one whole day - and that I need to let that 15 minutes define my day - that maybe I can joy-catch enough pieces to make a story-quilt out of it. I have so many moments that like - moments where I've said, "Who's there for me? Who will fight for me?" - and I know He does but there are just some days I wish I could feel it more tangibly, visualize it. I think we both wear our cape more than we realize! You are courageous and beautiful!

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  4. Hey Jen, just popped by to read your thoughts and have to agree with throwing the cape in the laundry every now and then! Ha!

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  5. Friends you can call/text in the middle of the night are like gold. Love you.

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  6. I love sisters that toss their cape in the laundry.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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