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You're Stronger Than You Think

A few moments ago, I found myself curled up in my bed, feeling pretty tired and sorry for myself. I had a bit of a rough day, and to tell you the truth, I just wanted to lay down and wallow in self-pity. I knew that I should push through how I felt and get started on the work that I needed to get done, but I didn’t feel like I had the strength to do it. I felt weak and worn down by this season of my life. As I laid there on my bed, I began to think about all the things that I had to get done that day. The more I thought about them, the more exhausted I felt. Have you ever experienced this? I was literally laying down, doing nothing, but just the thought of everything that I needed to accomplish made me feel exhausted, mentally and emotionally. As I pondered the challenging tasks that I had to accomplish, Romans 8:37 (NIV) came to mind, which says, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” When I first thought of the verse, I disregarded it. Honestly, I hear it so much, that in the moment, I took it for granted. However, I kept hearing it over and over in my mind, and after a while, I knew that it had to be God speaking to me. I knew that He was reminding me that I am more than a conqueror and that no matter how weak I felt, I could accomplish anything through Jesus.

Truthfully, after I was reminded of this, I still wanted to stay in bed and not do anything. I still felt weak and tired. Also, I knew that getting up meant that I would have to work on an important school paper that had been a source of anxiety to me for months. I dreaded pulling up the document. I even dreaded thinking about working on it, but I felt God urging me to take a small step. I felt him reminding me again that I am not just a conqueror, but that I am more than a conqueror. This meant that I could accomplish anything, no matter how difficult it seemed and no matter how tired I felt. So, I took a deep breath, dragged myself out of bed, pulled out my laptop and started typing. I had only planned on writing a few sentences, just to prove to myself that I could do it, but the more I typed, the stronger I felt. I typed until I exceeded my own expectations. By the time I got done working on that document, I not only felt at peace, but I felt God assuring me that I am much stronger than I think I am. He reminded me that I had more fight in me than I thought. I also felt Him reminding me again that I am more than a conqueror, through Him.

Do you feel weak today? Are you struggling, like I did, to face a difficult task? Are you dreading working on something important that’s been a source of anxiety to you? Whatever it is, I want to remind you today that once you are in Christ, you are more than a conqueror and so much stronger than you think. Don't succumb to the lie that you're too weak to accomplish a goal. Don't waste time wallowing in self-pity because you feel as though things aren't working out. You are more than a conqueror. Believe this truth, take a step of faith, and watch God work.

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