Strength for the task 

 February 19, 2024

What do you do when you encounter resistance? As soon as we move toward a goal, we will meet with resistance. It's simply the nature of things.


The question is, what happens when we hit that resistance? Achieving our goals is a combination of how much we desire our goal, plus our belief that it can happen. Specifically, our belief that we can make it happen.

Belief and desire need to be stronger than any obstacles we will encounter. When the obstacle is stronger, we must be willing to strengthen our belief and our desire to move past that resistance.

As I reflect on my progress as I've been working to create the life I desire for myself, I can see that I am getting stronger. Slowly, as I persist, my belief increases. On the days when the obstacles seem too strong, I rest. I avoid. I let the distractions win.

But then, soon enough, I muster my strength and move forward again. So it is on our journeys. May you find the strength you need today.


For two years I said no
To the cool breeze,
To the pine trees,
And Mother Nature, seeking to please

But last night I said yes!

Until, 3 hours later,
Through the door I went.
Exhausted and sore, my body all bent.
The padding too little,
The dreams too intense,
Back to my bed, comfortably spent.

I started a garden,
Planted some seeds,
Watched the plants grow,
Envisioning feed.

Then came the day,
My eyes saw them clearly,
Squash bugs and mildew,
And rabbits munching cheerily.

I started a business,
Saw customers fast,
Got myself on a roll,
Brought in some cash.

Ack! Now a wall,
The thoughts in my head,
Told me I wasn't worthy,
That I should quit instead.

Do you see now a pattern?
It's all places, my friend.
One moment you start,
But soon comes a bend.

A twist in the road,
A thought that was hidden.
A fear never noticed,
An obstacle, unbidden.

So is the nature of moving along.
You'll encounter resistance
As you move toward your dreams,
It's natures way of testing your persistence.

So I got a pad for my hips,
And went back to my tent.
Picked the bugs off the plants,
And put up a fence.

Changed my self-talk
And worked day by day,
Found those I could serve
And grew into greater pay.

The way will seem hard,
And resistance you'll meet.
It all serves a purpose,
Just dust off your feet.

Keep moving forward
In faith day by day
You'll get stronger and stronger
And soon find the way.

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About the author

Jen Bessire, PhD, is a Christian medium, author, and healer. After 23 years as a physical therapist, God called her to her current path in 2014. She delights in helping others come unto Christ, heal generational trauma, and create a life of freedom. God is calling you - are you listening?

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