Finish Strong

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186. That’s the number of pages I have edited in my current novel. And there’s about 136 remaining, waiting to be polished. About a week ago, I was working page 145, and I was feeling burned out. Charred brain and such. Every word an effort, each page a burden, and my finger got a lot of exercise on the delete bar. Then came the ugly voice of discouragement. We all know it, the evil presence that trespasses into our reasoning realm and tries to take up residence.

It wasn’t about writing; it just happened to show up there. Next week it could show up in my relationships or some other niche in my world. Like that annoying wac-a-mole game. Just when you think you knocked it down in one area, it pops up somewhere else in life. Soon you’re frustrated and your strength has dwindled.

The only force big enough to knock it out and keep it out is God’s Word. To believe His voice over the noise. Over the contradicting chaos. He said that I could do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He told me that I have overcome because He is greater in me than he that is in the world. He wants me to finish. But not crossing the finish line crawling and scraping the ground. No, He wants me breaking through in a full sprint. To finish strong. Not in my own strength but in His.

So, what have you been going through that needs Heaven’s touch? Let me know in a comment.

Thanks for reading, friend. Let’s finish strong this week! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Finish Strong

  1. You got this! Even with the backwards shirt and dressing down your pants. Lol. Hey, if it was up to my youngest boy, clothes would be worn backwards, inside out or just none at all. Lol. Thank God, He is on our side. He gives us such encouragement and love.

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  2. I really enjoyed your first couple posts about your marriage and starting your life together. I think you should stay on that path with your blog. Like a written reality show. I think a lot of people could relate to you & your life-good & bad. Not that your other posts weren’t awesome but I sure was taken in by the first couple. There was so much passion there. I could really picture it all & it has me checking your blog all the time. I hope there is more to come!

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  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one (well I know I’m not but it helps when someone else shares their struggles) that gets discouraged-though I like how swift you are to stop it in its tracks with the Word. I just read those versus over and over. Been a little rough in the parenting department this week. But with a little prayer, hint-hint, I will wield my sword a little faster next time.

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