Thursday, February 18, 2021

Brave in the Lord



I fell the other day.



Yup. I was taking our tiny 17 year old dog out to do her business and the deck was icy. I slipped and fell.



I am covered with bruises and I hurt everywhere, but you know what? 



I am managing. 




I am still reading through Let's All Be Brave. The part I just read was about finding "your people". Those people who encourage you to find your brave. Those people who encourage you to do that brave thing even when all you want to do is hide or run the other way.









Okay, this makes me take a step back as I think, who are "my people"? Who do I have in my corner cheering me on? Who do I have to console me when/if I try something and it goes wrong?



I used to think T was one of my people. Oh, I am sure that to an extent, he still is, but he has removed himself. I know that I can also count on my boys (and my daughter-in-law) to cheer me on.



However, what is my brave thing? 




Another thing that I read was about talents. Hidden talents to be exact. She challenges us to uncover our hidden talents and name them or say them out loud.



What hidden talents do I have that I need to uncover?



Years ago, it used to be writing for the Lord. I felt lead in the direction to start blogging for Him. So off and on, for three years, that is what I have been trying to do.



Earlier this year, I was thinking about giving up on my blogging. Now, however, I am feeling lead, very strongly to continue on in this venture. So here I am. <--- picture me taking a bow right now because I am picturing you clapping for my effort :).



All of this really brings things to light for me. I really need to find more people. I just keep thinking about the verses from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 :



Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV 



Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.



Pity the one who falls and has no one to help them up. I used to count on T to help me up.



I need more people. And I need to spend time thinking and praying to see if I have any talents that I have hidden away. Any dreams that I buried, long ago.









Your Turn: 



Spend some time thinking and see if you can name "your people".
Who will encourage you to be brave?
Who will console you if you try something and it goes wrong?
What are your hidden talents?
What dreams have you buried?



2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV 



Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.


 

Prayer: 




Father in heaven, Your way is perfect. Your word is flawless (Psalm 18:30). You are my Jehovah Jireh. Nothing is too hard for you. Father, I thank you right now for reaching down and helping me up when I fall. Yes, I am alone, but with You by my side, I know I can endure. Father, please help me to always be joyful in hope, patient during my struggles, and always faithful in my prayers (Romans 12:12). Please help me to remember exactly how much compassion and comfort that You are giving to me as I face my troubles. Father, I also ask that You will help me to take the comfort You are giving to me and give it to others who are hurting (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). I praise Your Holy name. Your will be done. In Jesus' name, Amen. 




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Blessings, 




Leigha 













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2 comments:

  1. Very awesome blog post! Im here for you when you need help.

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    1. Jacob, thank you so much. That means a lot to me.

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