Offering Value

struggling duck babies

Everyone is struggling with something.  For some it might seem like an easy task, but to others it may be the one thing that stops them in their tracks.  We are all different, and we all have our breaking point.  You see God didn’t say life was going to be easy and that we wouldn’t face challenges.  It is those challenges though that make us stronger! Especially, when being strong is the only choice you have.

Look at the picture and just imagine….what if that next little duckling nudged the first duckling, wouldn’t it take some pressure off that first duckling?  Of course it would! Now, look back at what you’ve been struggling with.  Try to imagine if someone had shared their story with you about how they overcame that same struggle, wouldn’t their trymph have helped you in taking your next step?  Sometimes, the struggle is real and we don’t want other people to know we are struggling, right?  We think we are invisible. We think we can do anything, but what we are doing wrong is trying to do it ourselves!

When I started sharing my story and my mom’s story, it amazed me how many people were dealing with the same struggles or knew someone that was.  It can be such an invigorating moment when you learn to be vulnerable and that vulnerability was the source of breaking that affliction for someone else.  Someone you just met, and it was your vulnerability that allowed them to be vulnerable as well. When that happens, it feels like you could talk for hours with that person and when you leave it is as though you’ve known them all your life! The impact you left on that person can last a lifetime, even though you may never speak to that person again, and that is an amazing feeling!

By sharing our stories, someone out there will know they are not alone in their struggles. They are not weak. There is nothing wrong with them. They are just in the midst of an opportunity to become stronger. To become a better person. To become the person God made them to be.  So the next time you are faced with a challenge, look at that challenge as a chance to improve, a chance to learn something new, a chance to advance to the next level!  You see God has a plan for all of us, and until we meet our destiny, we need to rely on Him. He puts people in our path for a reason.  That reason might be for them to help us, or us to help them.  It works both ways – just know, it’s all for a reason!  And if we stray the wrong way, God will point us yet again in the right direction because ultimately, He wants the best for us and only the best!

Talking to God and thanking him for everything every single day is what gets me through those challenges and obstables and I am so grateful for the learning season.  That’s all it is, is a season.  There is a reason and a season for everything. Some of us will pass the test and some will take longer.  It’s up to us, our attitude, our ability to step out of comfort zone and be vulnerable, our willingness to offer value to a stranger, and our ability to trust in God!

What’s your story?  What’s your struggle?  Whatever it is – you are not alone!  God is always with you. He is that voice in your head you hear whispering for you to do something – all you need to do is listen and follow his lead!

I will be sharing my story this week and I would like to invite you as I step out of my comfort zone!  Have you ever wondered or tried to imagine what someone’s story is? Some people have their story so well buried that you would never be able to guess!

Thanks for listening.  I’d love to hear your story!  Feel free to connect with me on Facebook:


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