Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Strength


I had a friend that I really trust tell me that she felt that God was saying I have untapped strength a couple of years ago. I thought wow, that's really cool! Too bad it's total scheissbrot! I dismissed it immediately. It was too difficult for me to believe.


Months later I was praying with some friends that I also trust very much and one of them told me something similar. He said he could see me like a lion. He said a lion isn't afraid of anything or anyone. a lion just is.

I asked God to confirm this "lion" thing. He reminded me of the first thing he said to me months earlier about untapped strength. I've run a Marathon since then so maybe there could be something to this. But it is still difficult for me to get a hold of because I know all of my failures.


Just today yet another friend told me that I am much stronger than I realise. It hit me really hard this time.


Why is it so difficult for us to see the truth? To see ourselves as God sees us? I think we all want to, so why is it so fricken difficult?

12 comments:

TPluckyT said...

And I know you forget that Carmen Mosher said you were like Samson many years ago . . .

You are a strong lady Sue . . . I know that I couldn't have gotten through our move/transition without your strength helping to support me through what was one of the most difficult times of my life . . .

Jeni said...

I know what you mean about not seeing ourselves the way God sees us, so it's a good thing we have friends who see what God sees in us.
And just so you know, I have always viewed you as a strong AND encouraging woman. Don't doubt yourself--the marathon, your kids, and even the fact that you're married to Tim (ha ha ha just kidding) are a testament to your strength! :)

RandomSue said...

Wow! Thanks Jeni! I agree that it is a good thing we have people around us that see what God sees.

jami said...

you are a strong woman.

RandomSue said...

Thanks Jami!

Chemane said...

I am going through very similar things Sue. God keeps calling me to step out and he keeps telling me I'm ready and I want so much to believe Him! Yet I take a baby step & decide to hang out for a while. I don't know why is so freakin' hard! It is so great to hear others I care about are going through similar things. YOU my friend are a warrior. You are strong and beautiful & Jeni's right-if you can handle Tim then you can handle ANYTHING! ;)

Randy said...

I was here. You are strong. Everything involving God seems freakin' hard these days. You are also a crack up. I didn't know lions were also funny. I will e-mail a picture.

RandomSue said...

Randy, you are a crazy man!

Jen in Budapest said...

That's really encouraging and I'm sure it's true. Anyone who can run a marathon is strong in my book. Awesome.

Trista said...

I am going on an 11 year process. I hope for you not to be frustrated. Little life changing revelations come one seemingly insignificant moment at a time or all in a big bunch when you least expect them or have quit hoping.

digapigmy said...

i was here.

RandomSue said...

Thanks Trista - I know everyone goes through this process.

Thanks for stopping by diga