Today's prompt: If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?
Well considering my profession and personality this is awfully difficult for me to pick just one piece of advice! (not that therapists give advice necessarily…) I like to think that we give motivational-cheer- leader–type- pep talks. I would like to give advice for everything! Advice for anxiety. Advice for learning how to own your story. Advice for depression. Advice for romantic relationships. Advice for trauma, eating disorders, addictions, friendships, comedy, film, health, rhythm…okay you get the idea.
Since I don’t want to overwhelm you, my lovely readers, or myself with all my #eagerbeaver excitement I will give you one piece of wisdom that has sustained me through a lot of shit.
“I used to think there were some prisons you couldn't escape, but now I know there's no place we can go where God can't rescue us”
I read this in a book called, “Love Does” by Bob Goff.
This quote stopped me in my tracks.
I read it over and over again. I became a sponge as I soaked up this quote.
I loved it so much I painted it on canvas and hung it in my bedroom.
This is what I believe.
No matter what pit life throws you into, what tragedy you encounter, no matter how dark the darkness is, it is not the strongest thing.
You are stronger.
It might be scarier but you are braver.
The light inside of you is greater.
Jesus’ unrelenting pursuit of you will rescue you. Love will win.
I don’t understand all the hows, whys, and whats of life being brutal and beautiful. See this lady’s blog for more on "brutiful".
I don’t know why the rescue is slow sometimes.
BUT IT IS COMING.
You guys I have been down to the pit. For those of you who have been you know what I am talking about. There is no darker place and it will make you think you are losing your shit. But guess what Rock Bottom….whew, what a freaking beautiful place. That is where the magic is. Read iwillbloom for more on rock bottom.
You are bigger, stronger and braver than rock bottom.
And remember brave is a decision.
You’ve got this.