Strength

Dear daughter,

I am writing this letter to remind you that you are strong, beautiful, creative and smart, I want to dwell on the strength part for now.

Your strength is not measured by how much pain you can endure, it comes from your power to create, nurture and transform. You see, for many years I thought I was strong because I could endure pain with little or no pain relief, I wanted to deliver you and your brother with minimal medical intervention to prove I was strong. I kept pushing myself to work even when my body needed rest. I have however learnt that pushing through pain does not prove strength, it weakens the body and the soul.

So how do measure strength?  By how much more we can create with what we have, women are nurturers, we transform things from nothing to something, we develop things, your strength is not for enduring pain but for creating beautiful things, for adding value and transforming the world into a better place.

What do we do with pain then? Realise it doesn’t belong in your body (I don’t need it to prove that I’m strong so no thank you), find the cause and deal with it so you can use you strength for much better things.

Pain depletes strength but strength will rise as we wait on God. Isaiah 40 verse 31 says, ‘But those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.’ 

 

When your strength is small, wait on the Lord, when you feel strong use the strength to do great things.

The world is waiting for your creation.

Love

Mum.

 

 

 

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Strength

Dear daughter,

I am writing this letter to remind you that you are strong, beautiful, creative and smart, I want to dwell on the strength part for now.

Your strength is not measured by how much pain you can endure, it comes from your power to create, nurture and transform. You see, for many years I thought I was strong because I could endure pain with little or no pain relief, I wanted to deliver you and your brother with minimal medical intervention to prove I was strong. I kept pushing myself to work even when my body needed rest. I have however learnt that pushing through pain does not prove strength, it weakens the body and the soul.

So how do measure strength?  By how much more we can create with what we have, women are nurturers, we transform things from nothing to something, we develop things, your strength is not for enduring pain but for creating beautiful things, for adding value and transforming the world into a better place.

What do we do with pain then? Realise it doesn’t belong in your body (I don’t need it to prove that I’m strong so no thank you), find the cause and deal with it so you can use you strength for much better things.

Pain depletes strength but strength will rise as we wait on God. Isaiah 40 verse 31 says, ‘But those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.’ 

 

When your strength is small, wait on the Lord, when you feel strong use the strength to do great things.

The world is waiting for your creation.

Love

Mum.

 

 

 

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