This Monday morning, I reflected on how far I’ve got to go.
At the same time this morning’s devotionals from two of my bible plans reminded me of how far I have come. Something which we often forget.
Screenshot from Bible Plan: Rooted
Screenshot from Bible Plan: God Hunger
Around this time last year, this was me:
Lol. If you followed me on Snap however, you probably saw my numerous lift selfies, Starbucks and stilettos at work. Quite a contrast, right?!
At Adzvice Let’s Talk event last week, we discussed our quarter-life crises [see gif above as accurate representation of my QLC!] and the impact of social media a.k.a the socially accepted me: the best bits.
The strength it takes to post a banging photo on insta (RochRia, follow me), or tweet about the latest trend (RochRia… ?follow me) is little to none. But to talk to someone about our problems? How much are you willing to put yourself out there? How far will you go to let yourself be vulnerable?
When I was locked in the work toilets, tears streaming down my face and worrying about my entire existence and if my Laura Mercier powder would hold up (it did, just). The only person I could talk to, the only thing I could say was: Lord give me strength.
As a child of a Caribbean household, I’ve heard the phrase “Lord give me strength” many times! But this time, my utterance was different. It was desperate.
Reading the verses this morning that come before Paul saying “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” [Philippians 4:13] was a reminder of the seasons I’ve been through and how I’ve (literally) survived and learnt not to lean on the world, but the Word.
No matter where you are this morning physically or mentally, take a moment to think about how far you’ve come – the good and bad seasons – and be thankful for where you stand today.