The STRONG Ones – are you one of them?

Many people are amazed on how these “strong” people can do it. For me, one thing that I really learned is that everything just really depends on how we see things, really. Admittedly, I’ve wanted to peek what the future lies so I would be able to appreciate every detail of pain and get at least a little concrete assurance of the trail I’m travelling but then again, where would “faith” comes in?

Through many years of my Christian journey, I have come to understand that FAITH is the main flavour for me to savor every little chunk that comes to my plate. No matter what the taste would be – be it sweet, bitter, sour, tasteless– my FAITH would let me finish my meal.

Running around the unfamiliar roads is not simple, unquestionably not, but every time I see myself again hustling through the wilderness, I would always hold HIS grip. I know seeing it though my perspective won’t help at all; I need HIM to take the lead. It’s actually reading through the blank pages or getting the message through jumbled words – that’s how faith works.

So does it mean being “strong” equates to being “numb” to pain? Absolutely not, definitely not. But I must say, it’s how the strong ones translate the pain into trust, into hope, into love, into every little thing that would radiate HIS glory. The strength of a person is also not about how fast one can recover from the sting of life because I believe, many of these “strong ones” could still be under recovery yet they opt to still run and believe HIS perfect and irrefutable plan.

So that is how I see the “strong ones”. Are you one of them? 🙂

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10, NASB

PS – written on 14 April 2011


8 thoughts on “The STRONG Ones – are you one of them?

  1. The contentment in life can not be based on outside conditions, because we have no control on these things. When we focus on those things and rely on them for our happiness, our happiness will not last in fact we will grow in discontentment.

    It is the new life in Christ, and being indwelt by the Holy Spirit that brings true contentment. Because our God never changes and His promises always remain true! Most of all no matter what we face or go through, He has provided the ultimate goal, our redemption! That fact alone brings me contentment through it all!

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