My name is Monique and I’m strong. At least that’s what I’m told. I handle my stress well. Again, that’s what I’m told. “You just seem to have it all together”…… uhh ehh umm…. nah fam
So, here’s the truth: I get stressed too, I get overwhelmed too. I worry too! I have fears too! I often suppress my stress until the inevitable breakdown (typically over something minor…). Soooo how well I handle my stress is certainly debatable.
What keeps me so strong? What helps me to push through? Well family, it is only the strength and peace from the Holy Spirit that helps me to endure.
Yesterday, I had one of those “I’ve been holding it together for way too long, pretending not to be overwhelmed for way too long, uhh I’m going to pretend this isn’t happening, day-long gradual, sort-of subtle” BREAKDOWNS!
Here’s what freed me from that state gave me overwhelming PEACE:
Song: Waymaker by Sinach
Moral of the Story:
If you have a “strong, always has it together, prayer warrior” friend, then check on them, pray for them.
If that friend is you. Remember that you are not alone. You are not equipped to endure all of your burdens and the burdens of your loved ones. Pray for yourself. Give all the burdens to God. Don’t forget that God’s plan includes the solution to all the problems that you are so focused on. He has gotten you through before. THIS TOO shall pass.
Love, Your Sister In Christ, Mo