My senses are overloaded like a fried circuit.
I can’t breathe.
I’m paralyzed with this anxiety.
My throat is tightening like a Boa constrictor.
Am I going to have a panic attack?
Why can’t I beat this?
Snap out of it. Just focus on the moment. Take action despite the fear. The anxiety doesn’t have to win. Screw that. Nothing I do is quieting my mind.
I’m miserable. I hate my life. I don’t fit in.
Isolation seems to be the only escape from this madness within my head. I’m absorbing negative thoughts like a dagger to the heart.
I hate being alone. Rejection is crushing my heart.
God. Are you there?
I feel your presence in my heart. I’m afraid. I want to accept your embrace.
Nobody accepts me.
Why should they?
I don’t like me either.
Screw ‘em. I don’t need ‘em.
Why would anybody love me just the way I am?
I’m flawed beyond belief. I’m ashamed of the things I have done. I’ve hurt people with my words and actions. I have sinned and given into temptation. Setting a foot in church. Forget it. I would burn like a vampire walking into sunlight.
Can I be a Christian?
I hate religion. I want to be free. I’m suffocating with it’s judgement.
What happens when I fail you?
Would you accept me then, Lord?
I’m terrified of becoming a hypocrite.
I want to find happiness.
Is happiness beyond my reach?
I need peace within my heart.
I searched for happiness outside myself. I turned to addiction and perfectionism.
Why can’t I be the person I want to be?
Happiness comes from within. No person or thing can bring you happiness.
I’m exhausted. I can’t take anymore of this pain.
It’s hopeless. I give up.
This is where the magic happens.
Overcome an obstacle. Easy.
But what do you do in it’s aftermath?
We Are Determined Warriors
Struggle is our secret superpower. Harness it’s power. Change the world.
The greatest moment of clarity grips your soul in our darkest of days.
Life doesn’t begin until a struggle shreds you apart to your core.
Prepare for the worst; fight like hell.
Observe struggle without expectation like a movie without an ending.
Fighting external forces beyond our control is a losing battle.
Don’t survive. Thrive.
Be bold. Be courageous.
Live with a purpose.
Let the struggle guide you to what’s important in life.
Search for wisdom and knowledge. See where it leads you.
Struggle is a Transformative Journey of Grace
Greatness is reaching your breaking point and letting the pain transform you.
“Grace confronts us with the truth of who we are. It strips us bare and challenges us to change. It tells us we are not condemned, but that we are loved unconditionally, just as we are.” James Prescott, ‘Mosaic of Grace.’
Allow struggle to motivates you to find peace.
Don’t let struggle fuel your anger.
Struggles are a blessing, not a curse.
Struggle is creating a masterpiece from our pain to bring hope to others.
Love them. Forgive them. Encourage them.
“When people love us, when we don’t feel like loving them. That’s grace.”James Prescott, ‘Mosaic of Grace.’
Love is life’s most beautiful struggle.
Heartache prepares us for the journey to find everlasting love.
A woman’s loving, sweet kiss upon your lips is beyond beautiful.
Live and die by integrity.
Live without fear.
Don’t fear God’s embrace. I did for the longest time. God loves us despite our failures. He wants us love ourselves and be at peace. That’s why God sent His Only Son to die for our sins.
“The way of grace is this: Finding our value in the fact we are uniquely created children of the devine, loved and accepted unconditionally as we we are, even in the messiness of our lives.” James Prescott, ‘Mosaic of Grace.’
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How did you unleash struggle as the secret superpower in your life? How has grace changed your life?
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