Redefining Strength to Truly Walk in Freedom
I see it in every woman.
In her eyes, through her words and actions; the need to guard herself from the world and avoid the familiar tenderness of heartache. So the guard goes up and doesn’t come down.
And though it’s easy to say to a woman, “stop getting in your own way.” Drop your guard and trust the process.
How do you break down the walls of a woman who believes by getting in her own way she is protecting herself?
How do you tell a woman who has experienced pain in many forms to drop her shield and be open? Open to the disappointments and heartbreaks life will inevitably bring?
The woman I speak of lives in us all.
You know, the part of you that doubts the leap you crave to take. The part of you that questions your ability to win on the battlefield that feels impossible to conquer. The part of you that feels weak, wounded, and unable to pick herself up when things get tough.
I can look back and identify many seasons in my life where I hide when I wish I had the strength to rise and be me with courage.
I allowed the weakness in me to win, and sometimes I look back in sorrow wondering, “what if?” But none of that matters.
Yesterday’s soil can no longer bear fruit. Today’s soil holds the opportunity, today’s soil welcomes a willing heart with seeds that hold the future. So scatter those seeds, Dear Purposeful Woman, scatter them all over the field with courage.
How many seconds, minutes, days, have you wasted beating yourself up over the what ifs, buts, and maybes? Instead of picking yourself up, (weaknesses and all) and sowing into the beautiful possibilities that await you?
It’s scary, I know.
It takes courage, I know.
It sometimes hurts, I know.
But one thing I also know for sure is, the best you lives in the courageous version of you. The one who sees her weaknesses but doesn’t worship them. She declares herself as strong because she trusts and serves the strong one. The creator of the universe. She confidently aligns herself with His truth, and realizes to be strong is to redefine strength and believe it is available to those who dare to dream, dare to believe, and dare to create a life that radiates their God-given purpose with courage.
You got this, love.
Be strong and share this with your strong friends.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Shandice Stallworth | DPW Founder
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