“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
Have you ever noticed that when you take off a layer of complaining, addiction, weight, a wrong alliance, or sadness you put on a layer of tough? Not sure about you and what your layer is that needs to be removed from your life. Whatever it is, my prayer for you is that you will just declare like I have done – Just another layer of tough!
When things get hard. When there is hurt. When I want to sleep in and not get up and go work out. When I want that yummy piece of chocolate cake so much that it might as well be crack cocaine. When people walk out of my life when I didn’t see it coming. When work is so stressful I want to beat my head against the wall. When I keep trying and trying and the stats still say I’m not good enough.
Not good enough? By whose standard? That’s another blog for another day. Maybe all you need is just another layer of tough. With that comes confidence and peace to know you got this! You have all you need inside of you to be exactly who you are called to be. Be you and be tough about it. Look up this phrase in your Bible App – “In Christ” and before long you will be tough as nails….just like Christ was!
So when it seems impossible to stop thinking about XYZ or impossible to endure that situation staring you down just remember this… all you need is just another layer of tough!
You got this!