The best thing about this fight that we are on is the sisterhood and community found in the fellow warriors. Shared struggles strengthen bonds like nothing else. A common enemy is a uniting factor that transcends all other barriers.We draw strength from our sisters (and brothers) that are fighting alongside us.
But what happens when everything goes dark?
Whether it is an illness that rips through our household leaving piles of laundry and daily doses of antibiotics, or workloads that bury us under their weight, whatever it is, it separates us from the community. The battle is still going on, but now the pressure feels like it is on our shoulders alone.
How do we get back into contact?
- Ask for help. It’s okay — really. It’s necessary! Especially here, in this community, where we lift each other up, encouraging and praying for one another.
- Do NOT believe for one second that you are alone. It may feel like it, but our sister/warriors are still there, fighting the battle alongside us.
- Take refuge in Scripture. Settle in with your favorite passage of Scripture, dig deep, and let the words of love and life surround you and give you strength.
- Dedicate a workout to your sister/warriors. Fighting for the group adds a new level of intensity during a workout, and brings emotional closeness with the group.
- Find an Accountability Partner. Someone that you can text message, email, call, or even send message via carrier pigeon, and keep the connection alive. Accountability can help even the most introverted person stay involved in the group!
But most of all? Remember what we are fighting for! Here at Must Love God, on Thursdays we fight for the healthier versions of ourselves. We strive to Eat Clean, Move More and Refresh Daily. (And I am going to be honest — I am one of the ones that went dark this week. Those doses of antibiotics? They belong to my 5 year old son, and me.) It is never too late to start the fight, to join the community.
Jesus came that we might have life, and have it to the fullest. That is what we are striving towards on Count Me Accountable Thursdays. How are you doing this week, Sisterfriends??
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