Challenge: It’s a Good Thing

My what a difference a week makes.

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First syndicated post, first blogging conference, first trip to New York City in almost 20 years, first opportunity to meet several online blogger friends in real life, first time seeing THE Martha Stewart speak live and in person.

My brain is full to overflowing. 

I can quit or press on. Give up or give it my all. Be afraid or be brave. Cave to other people’s ideas of who I should be or reaffirm who I am and continue to be that person. Keep writing in series of lists—my favorite literary rhythm—or learn to break it up a bit.

I’ve been challenged in more ways than I could have imagined a week ago. In the words of THE Martha, it’s a good thing.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 NIV

Aaron Shust sang the perfect rallying song on the radio as I drove home from the airport yesterday: My Savior, My God.

How have you been challenged lately?
Will it defeat you or inspire you?

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4 Responses to Challenge: It’s a Good Thing

  1. roy

    I am challenged every day, pretty much all the day through.
    I have a very big God, who is my all in all. He doeth the heavy lifting.
    So, with a smile on my face, we endeavour to persevere, and fight.
    Success, ultimate success, will be hearing “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

    Defeat is for the other guy.

  2. Based on what I saw, challenge looks good on you. Keep being true to yourself, my new IRL friend!