Life is Tough but You’re Tougher

Girl, I know.
Life is tough.
There are days when it kicks you down and repeatedly kicks you.

Coffee spills, speeding ticket, exhausting work, maybe a break up or complications with your relationship, maybe you’re at a crossroads and you just don’t know what to do or think, unsuspected bills and piling debt…You know what I’m talking about.

I’ve been there. I think we’ve all been there.
And it’s a discouraging and hopeless place to be.

But I want you to remember that you are tougher.
You EARNED the right to be at the place you are now.

Sometimes, to help me get through days like the these, I think of video games.

Each time you win, the levels get harder.
You don’t know it but you WANT it to get harder.
You get into this subconscious mode of, “Challenge accepted.”
You upgrade your character and you keep trying..until maybe you realize it’s time for bed or you end up rage quitting.

But that’s besides the point.
The point is, those challenges are EARNED.
You worked HARD to get to that saving data point.

And that’s exactly where you are right now.
You’re at that point where every time you move two steps forward, you’re taking three steps back, back to your saving point, that area in your life where you are stuck and you are starting to get frustrated and angry.

But I want you to realize – every time you are set back, you’re picking up things. You’re leveling up. You’re learning from your mistakes. You’re getting closer to making a decision at that fork in the road. Each day, you are healing more and more. You’re getting wiser, better, stronger.

In the moment, it’s hard to grasp the concept of overcoming.
You don’t see how you can possibly come out victorious at the end.

But you will. You already have.
It’s not game over yet.

Keep your eyes on the Big Guy Upstairs who has given you unlimited lives.
He KNOWS you can get through this because He made you specifically for this moment.

He knows you are strong enough and built you for this moment but He’s still upgrading you for the next level of challenges and adventures.

Life is tough.
But you’re tougher.

Let’s level up together.

Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV (edited)
“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”


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