Dear Daily Conqueror,
Who are you? Do you know? Do you sometimes forget? Or, do you sometimes remember, who you are? Friend, it's crucial that you know. Otherwise, you're in danger of believing any little old thing about yourself that isn't based in truth.
So many times, you're the brave one who is fighting something bigger than you are, and you're not quite sure if you can win. You can, if you don't give up, you really can.
Maybe you're the mother, the father, the child, or the caregiver of someone who is going through a severe trial today.
Sometimes, you hurt. Some days, your emotions are spent.
Anyone who is fighting for anything worth fighting for, well, you know you just have to take one thing and one day at a time in order to conquer, so that you can forge through in this cadence called life.
Be encouraged, Warrior. Life holds good and bad for all of us. It's how we choose to walk through life that matters. We can choose to hang our heads low or hold our heads high. Looking down will surely cause you to get tripped up because you're not watching out for what's in front of you. If you forget to look up, you could miss your blessing!
Look up! In looking up, you will see clearer. You'll be able to express your gratitude easier because you'll see your blessings a whole lot easier. See, when we fix our gaze on the prize before us rather than the problem at hand, we gain the ability to gaze into the eyes of the end result; the victory. The end of the tunnel is not always an oncoming train. There's help and hope to be found. Reach out to help someone else, too, because more often than not that's where the joy is.
Beautiful Conqueror, you are special. You are needed here on this earth and you are worth fighting for. So don't forget to remember that you can adopt the attitude of a warrior. Oh I don't mean you're ready for a fight all the live long day. Living life as a daily conqueror doesn't mean being hard hearted. You've got to find out what it means for you though. Consequently, you'll learn to fight your own battles with dignity and consistency until one day you can look back and shout your victory cry. Or, maybe your victory will light upon you so gently that you'll reminisce with quiet wonder of last year or last month or yesterday and how you made it through. You'll say to yourself, "I'm winning." And you will be.
I want to remind you that even in the midst of the battle, you are loved deeply and cared about.
Even if you feel there's not so much as one person in this whole wide world who loves you, rest assured that there is a God who does. Maybe you've heard that God loves you but you find it hard to believe because of all you've been through. What if...in spite of all that, it's true that He does love you? What if He loves you more than your mind can comprehend? Friend, He does. He's so crazy about you! If He had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. He's not some ogre waiting to bop you on the head for every little thing you might get wrong. He's gentle, He's kind, and He's powerful and mighty all at once and one does not diminish the other.
I hope you'll remember that and let it sink in as you walk forward.