All posts tagged: strength

The Need to Be Certain in an Uncertain World

To be certain is to know for sure that something is going to be there for us to help us survive. It can be a person, a situation, and even an addiction. Sometimes it is our spirituality or the need for love or comfort. Regardless to where it comes from or how we get it, being certain brings us a sense of security. We feel we need this in this uncertain world and as a human being. In fact, we sometimes need this so much that we will either compromise love for it or we will mistake it for love. It makes no difference what is compromised, if being certain is important, our choices will be guided by it. Here is an example. A young woman is out on the street and has nowhere to go. Her life has had one crisis after another. Suddenly, she meets a man who offers her comfort. Maybe this is that he will be there for her, or give her some sort of sense of security. The woman is …

Here is Your Weekly Wisdom!

“During the weakest moments in your life, is where you will find your greatest strength.” Dr. Jenine  It’s truly amazing the things that can come out of the darkest and hardest times in life. There is something about weak or strained moments that tend to bring out the greatest things in human beings. Take Samson of the bible. His greatest victory and display of strength was not during the time he was on top, but at his weakest moment. When his strength was all gone he had to rely on what God placed within  him and he accomplished more in one moment than he did in his whole lifetime! Everyone has weak spots and also weak moments. Count them as blessings because they will always be your greatest accomplishments, your greatest displays of strength and faith. See those difficult moments as your opportunity to display God within you, and to rely on the seeds of life that have been planted within your spiritual DNA. If you are feeling weak today, or facing a hard moment. …

Don’t Allow Someone’s Rejection Define You!

It’s pretty common for women who have been in an abusive relationship to continually place their worth and value outside of themselves. Part of the abuse cycle is practically begging the abuser to want you, and part of their abuse is to reject you. This is especially true if the abuser is a narcissist. I know this sounds sickening but they thrive on it and depend on your response to their neglect of your needs. It makes them feel powerful and in control. Then when you express what you need you have fallen into their trap. They can tell you how unreasonable you are, and to just be happy with what you have even though you feel neglected. Let me release you here. You are entitled to your own feelings even if no one else agrees with them. They are yours and if you feel hurt then no one can tell you that you are overreacting. You are a person of great value and your heart matters as well as how you express what is …

Strength to Let it Go the Right Way

Sometimes it takes all the strength we have to just keep our mouth closed when our hearts so need to express how we feel. After all, it is not a good feeling to keep things that bother us inside, not to mention it harms our bodies. There are times when I feel I have mastered “being slow to speak” and wait for the better moment to speak when my thoughts will come out better. I don’t always succeed at  this goal though. I do know that when I do wait there is a special reward that comes with it. God never gives us direction without some sort of good result when we have achieved the goal. Sometimes that reward is peace, which is a huge accomplishment. If peace were an island I would book a sail boat to live there right now. Maybe the idea is to experience enough peace that we come to want it so bad that we will do anything to get it; even be slow to speak when the moment arises. …