I have been thinking a lot about strength lately, what is it? Where does it come from? What do I do to grow this strength within myself?
I struggle with strength, it comes on strong but does not last the test of time and after so long I end up tired. I look at everything I must do in a day and already my mind will begin to feel tired, so what am I doing wrong and where is my strength?
First and foremost I realize that I cannot focus on being tired, I can’t see things with a negative mindset or it will consume any strength I have. Then I must decide what I believe about myself, am I strong? Am I capable? Am I fulfilling my purpose? When I get these things figured out then I must stand behind what I believe, I must not falter or someone else will put a thought in its place, one that doesn’t line up with what I believe about myself and my strength will leave me.
Think about the story of Samson, he never lost his strength until he allowed another person to cut away a piece of himself. He trusted this person and she betrayed him and he lost the strength he had. But over time his strength began to grow again.
How does a person stand strong in what they believe? You must meditate on it daily, over and over you must tell yourself the truth about who you are, allow these words to penetrate every fiber of your being. You must stand for something or you will fall for anything….even within your own mind.
True strength is not a short burst of courage, compassion, confidence, or belief, true strength conquers the test of time, which means there is no end to it, there is no holidays or days off, as it is today so shall it be tomorrow and the day after that.
This is how nature works and how we as humans work as well. Strength comes from within, you can feel it as it grows and become stronger. I know where my source of strength lies but each must figure this out on their own, no one can tell another, it must be experienced for oneself.
Stay strong and your garden will become a place of beauty, give up and it will cease to exist.