So I pose the question. Are you weak? Do you have the ability to produce results or not? We SAY we are strong until the strength is needed then we cave in and want to quit. We SAY we can handle anything thrown our way until we are put in a situation beyond our control. We SAY we trust God until we really have to prove it then we question Him instead. I pose the question. Are you weak?
How do you know? What evidence do you have to support your answer. Oh I know I’m not weak… because…. yea we all have an answer until you get laid off after you spent $5,000 to move. You know you are strong until you find out your boyfriend of seven years has another woman pregnant. You know you are strong until you are diagnosed with breast cancer. Then what?
This is NOT the time to cave in and quit; this is the time to pull on all the prayers, all the strength, all the words of encouragement, this is the time to call a fast, lock in, and shut in for prayer. This is NOT the time to invite yourself and the people that love you to your pity party they may be busy RSVPing to their own parties. No this is the time to place your roots in the ground and stand firm on what you know. TO THEM THAT KNOW THEIR GOD… do you know HIM? Then are you weak? The answer is NO! In your greatest time of weakness… in the times that you are unable to be productive, in the times where you do not know where you next meal is coming from…. this is the time to NOT be weak, but to be strong. Stronger than ever!
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. This is the time to take all that knowledge you would give others, and apply it to your situation. What would you tell someone else to do in this situation? I think Felicia Rashad said it best in For Colored Girls, “Child, you gotta get up from here.” It is okay. No matter what you are going through it is okay!!!! You are NOT weak you are strong! You are the strongest person you know! Yes you may cry, its okay to cry it is the body’s natural way of cleansing itself. You may need to take a walk, its okay its good for you and an excellent stress reliever. You definitely need to pray, its okay we should pray without ceasing anyway… now you just have something to pray for then thank God for. Now listen, you pray for this thing ONCE then you thank God for His will being done, then you thank Him for the victory!!!
No matter what, I am positive, I am assured, I am confident… this too shall pass. You ARE Strong!!!