Do you remember being told as a child, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? Well, that saying wasn’t true then and it isn’t true now. Words have power.
The Bible tells us that life and death lies in the power of the tongue, so words can hurt. That’s why it’s so important to think before you speak.
I’ve been divorced for 8 years from a person that once told me that all he wanted to do was be my Hero every day. This same person also told me that I wouldn’t make it without him.
So I have to smile, because in 2009 I had no idea I’d be where I am now. I’m still a work in process, but I’ve learned over the years that if you work hard, trust in God to lead you and order your steps, that anything you set your mind to is possible.
So every day that God grants me new mercy, is another day for me to be the best me possible. This doesn’t mean I don’t fall short, but it means that I don’t give up.
I know what it feels like to depend on someone and be let down. Unfortunately, I’ve bet let down many time by many people. Those are tough lessons to learn, but experiences that I wouldn’t change because it has taught me to depend on me.
Don’t Give Up
It has taught me that God has given me strength and the power to be my own hero every day, in every way that I need to be it.
We get tired, but don’t give up. You will get frustrated, but never don’t stop trying. I get let down, but I don’t get discouraged. All I can do is get back up, dust myself off, and keep on pushing forward.
There’s something to be said about speaking life over yourself, over your situation, and over your children. I speak life over everything and praise God for another opportunity to say thank you, because if it had not been for Him and His grace, I wouldn’t be here.
Just Joyce, Being My Own Hero. Everyday.