Greetings! Though the clouds have not yet released the sky from its blanket of fluff, it’s a new day filled with possibilities and opportunities. When I think about how far God has brought me, even with weather like today, even with health issues, my soul still sings Hallelujah!
But for some, just like the clouds, getting up is not easy, dressing up is not easy, speaking up is not easy when we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. We seemingly add more and more to our unfinished piles of things to do, and may start to feel overwhelmed. Currently feeling overwhelmed, burdened, and making difficult decisions that will change the course of my life, I press on to WIN the race. Sure, I get up, I dress up and I speak up, but Charles Whitfield wrote a poem, Please Hear What I Am Not Saying, that mimics the façade we sometimes endure until a difficult season has passed. It’s not a choice, but it is necessary to run the race until it's finished, while maintaining love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. [Gal. 5:22-23]
So, today, before you throw in the towel, give up, or give out, the Bible says God won’t give us more than we can bear, and the encouraging part comes immediately afterwards, saying He will give us what we need to endure. [1 Cor. 10:13] No matter what the clouds try to disguise in your life on today, know there is a blue sky hovering just above like an invisible halo! Let’s make it a WINNING day until we can burst through the clouds of our situation. Choose to see the sun despite the overcast. Choose to bask in the One who comforts in valley storms. Choose to WIN, no matter the cost!
WINNERS are never losers. We’ll just do better next time. Keep your head up to see the end ... because only then will we WIN!!
Rev. Renee Hollinshed
Interim Executive Director