Friday, September 28, 2018

In Progress

     We are in progress. We aren't done yet.

     We are fighters - fighters against the darkness, fighters for our own minds, and fighters for truth. But we are still building our muscles.

     We are hard workers - learning how to do things effectively and study better than ever before.

     We are adventurers - giving ourselves space to explore and getting up early to get our lives on the road.

     We are peacemakers - still figuring out how to love people well and how to stay calm ourselves when it all piles on top of us.

     We are in progress, but we're going to make it. Why?

  • Because we've identified our people - the ones we can count on
  • And we are putting our best feet forward in unison
  • And we aren't worried about what others think
  • And we've given the rest over to God.

     You are still growing. Still learning. Still being made into the image of your Creator.

     And He is still God.

     So be still.

{sometimes I write the posts my heart needs \\ this is one of those posts \\ let me know if it resonates with you too}
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

internally battling

internal battles are the hardest to fight
they pull at my heart and play with my emotions
the fight makes me weak in the knees and dizzy in the head
the feelings moving through my body are stubborn
they whisper to stay in bed all day
and i can't shake that off

those feelings
amplify bitter songs
are mute to freckles of sunshine
pick at my nail polish

i don't feel capable to put one foot in front of the other
but somewhere deep within me i know i can

once i start moving i won't stop
i'll put it all aside
and i'll tell those feelings to get out of my way

and so i move forward fighting the urge
to stay in bed

the initial first few steps are the battle
but once that's won

the rest falls into place.

- vanessa