When you have to push through

Jan 12, 2012Find joy today, Heal from the past

I’m in one of those places in my life where I feel pushed, pulled, squeezed and prodded–pressed into far more than I can go. And there’s not much to do but to keep taking steps forward. It reminds me a bit of France, how every day was a test in perseverance. The picture here is one taken on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on a picture perfect day.

But even then, I had to push through. Even when recreation loomed, I had to make myself enjoy life.

Have you ever been there?

I’m thankful this time of trying and testing and doing too many new things has an end. I’m glad I don’t have to continue this pace forever. And I’m thankful more than anything for Jesus’ strength in my weakness.

Productivity is good, but it must not be at the expense of health, connection or our relationship with Him. So would you pray for me? I’ve got a book to write, talks to prepare, things to launch, and so much more. All in a compacted period of time. I’m Leia in the Star Wars trash compactor, feeling the push of the walls, helpless to stop them. I need your prayers to push through to the next phase.

Thanks for reading this disclosure post. Hopefully I’m not coming across as a Me Monster. I’m curious if you’ve struggled with periods of your life where “overwhelmed” describes your every day. If so, may Jesus hold you, heal you, give you strength and infuse in you a clear perspective of the next step.