Strength Upon Strength

26 Feb 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

It’s 5:00am, still dark outside. I set the alarm the night before, full of ambition for waking up the next day to go to hit the gym…

Snooze… Snooze… Snooze… Suddenly it’s time for work. Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow.Eventually, I stop setting the gym alarm.

I work all day. Life stressors hit me. I want comfort food to feel momentarily better. I deal with responsibilities and activities. Come bedtime, I crash hard. The last thing I want to think about is waking up early to go to the gym.

Ever felt this way?

Maybe for you, you want to spend more time on a hobby, healthier communication with your spouse, or cleaning the dishes that have been in the sink for weeks. Whatever it may be we all have things we want to do but life never seems to slow down enough for us to do them.

While waiting for the 25th hour of the day to magically appear, I settle for surviving. Previously set goals and moments of inspiration have been placed on the bottom shelf.

Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army said, “the waters are rising, but so am I. I am not going under, but over.” True strength doesn’t take root in me when I’m motivated and everything comes easy. Core character is built especially when things stack up against me.

Strength is built upon strength, we will be built when as we go along and keep pushing forward.Life can require a lot of strength sometimes, so lets show ourselves some grace, refocus, and keep pushing forward.

Who knows, maybe as my character strengthens I can learn to wake up, go to the gym, and work on my core.We’ll see…

In the fight,



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