Have you ever felt like you have “lost heart”? You have been living your life just fine. Everything is going your way and then something happens. A disappointment, a loss, a bigger-than-life challenge, a hurtful word, the boss, the friend, the kids, the husband, the dog, the plumber…SOMEONE does or says something that causes you to “lose heart”. Fear, insecurity and the “I can’t do this” heart step up to plate. Suddenly, you have lost hope and courage. If you are reading this and you are breathing, then you have experienced this at some point in your life. You may even be there right now.
Facing difficulty is a given in life.
Actually, it is an essential part of life. If we let it, difficulty can make us stronger, wiser, and more courageous. It makes our story richer and fuller. But here is the deal — it is a daily choice we make. One of the keys to living a fulfilled life is realizing that the small and sometimes seemingly inconsequential choices we make in our hearts on a daily basis position us. I believe it is the position of our heart that determines the projection of our life. What happens in our heart affects every part of our life and the choices we make today, without a doubt, frame our tomorrow.
“I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus (John 16:33)
In this season, TAKE HEART…do not lose it! I do not know about you, but I have NO problem taking chocolate when it is handed to me and it is not very often that I lose it! How much more intentional should we be in choosing to “take heart” and believe the truth that Jesus has already overcome the problems we face. He has a plan for our lives that has been intricately woven with his grace and lavished with His unconditional love.
Remember Beautiful, you become stronger not just doing what you know you CAN do, but by overcoming what you once thought you couldn’t do.
Choose today to TAKE HEART.
All my love,
Have you ever felt like you lost heart? Are there areas in your life today where you feel like you need to take heart?