Just because you see me smiling does not mean I don’t cry when life happens. Just because you see me pressing does not mean that I am not overwhelmed. Just because you see me encouraging others does not mean that I don’t need to be encouraged. Just because my life seems perfect does not mean that I don’t face trials and tribulations like the next woman. Just because I walk in the room with confidence does not mean that my insecurities don’t show up with me. Just because I portray to hold it together does not mean I am not breaking on the inside. Just because you do not see me complaining does not mean that I am not fearful of what’s next.
Just because you see all these things happening to you, your mother, your sisters, your girlfriends and other women that you know does not mean that life has to end there. We keep pressing because we know who has been with us every step of the way. We choose to be happy. We choose to smile in spite of it all. We choose to wipe our tears and know that God has seen every tear that we shed. We know that God will wipe every tear from our eyes. We choose to believe it will work out for our good in the end. We choose to be optimistic. We choose to hold on to our faith. We choose to believe even when we can’t see that it’s working for our good. We choose to believe the greater is HE that it within us than He that is within the world. We choose to believe the promises of God for our lives. We choose to believe it’s for our good, but for God’s glory. We choose to believe there is purpose in this chapter of our story.
My sister and friend, be encouraged! I know for some it’s easy to dress up and appear to have it all together. It’s easy to apply the make-up, the nice dress, heels and not allow the tears to flow. It’s easier to portray an image that could detrimental to our growth. It’s easy to say we are good and still wonder if someone sees us. It’s easy to say we are not worried and still cry ourselves to sleep at night.
I pray for the woman today who feels the need to portray the perfect image. I pray for the woman that is more concerned about the public woman instead of the private woman. I pray for the woman who is more concerned about the perfect portraits rather than being concerned about her family. I pray for the women who still struggles with insecurities. I pray for the woman who is looking for love in all the wrong places. I pray for the woman who seeks validation from everyone. I pray for the woman who seeks attention and spotlight. I pray for the woman who feels that she is invisible to all those around her. I pray for the woman who feels the need to be strong. I pray for the woman who feels like giving up. I pray for the woman who feels like if one more thing happens, she will not make it. I pray for the woman who is worried about her marriage. I pray for the single who longs to be married. I pray for the woman who is trying to be mom and teach the kids at home simultaneously. I pray for the woman who does not like herself in the mirror. I pray for the woman who is still searching for purpose. I pray the woman who is heartbroken. I pray for the woman who is trying to pick up the pieces and move forward. I pray for the woman that has to face a new normal. I pray for the woman who is consumed by shame and guilt. If you identify with any woman above, I pray that God would minister to your hearts today. I pray that you would be still enough to hear HIS voice and obedient enough to do what HE tells you to do. I pray you would realize that God sees you. I pray that you would recognize and realize that you are loved by God. In Jesus Name....Amen
We all have situations that we have to deal with. What matters most is how you choose to deal with the situations when life happens? Will you choose to trust God, keep smiling and keep moving? Or will you choose to give up? Be encouraged and know that it will not always be like this! Have an amazing day and always remember that you are loved! Lady T
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