(Inside: Walk with confidence because you are so loved. Be inspired by these words and know how amazing you are.)
Whatever you have going on…
Your day is normal, routine, and mundane.
Your day is relaxing and fun.
Your day is extra busy.
You’re trying to make a difficult decision.
You’re taking a brave step or a chance on something new.
Your mind is on someone or something you are deeply concerned about.
You just want to stay home with your family today. You are done with the routine.
You get to stay home with your family today. (Happy dance.)
You get the day to yourself. (Just in the nick of time…because you desperately need it.)
You’ve been hurt and are struggling to heal.
You’re trying to help a loved one who has been hurt and is struggling to heal.
Your day is like a mountain. You just aren’t sure how you are going to get over it.
You are facing unwelcome and uninvited challenges, full of uncertainties.
You are resilient and strong.
You are discerning and wise.
You know how to organize your day so your priorities get done.
You need joy and happiness. Those don’t have to be sacrificed. Pursue them!
You also need time off, so if today you get this – fully enjoy it.
Your kids aren’t around forever. Enjoy them today.
You can say no, even if it disappoints someone.
You are capable of making good decisions and tough choices.
You have overcome challenges before. You can do it again.
No other person knows your heart as you do; you make the best decisions for yourself.
You don’t have to have everything figured out and life won’t always turn out the way you think it should. That is not necessarily a bad thing.
Perfection will always elude you. No one is perfect. It is okay to let it go.
You are a child of God…intentionally created, exactly as you are.
You uniquely contribute your gifts and talents to this world. No one else can replace you.
God has a purpose for your life. He can use you in big ways to spread His love. (So exciting.)
You are not alone…
You are a woman. You are part of a powerful group that knows how to move mountains, conquer challenges, and get things done
There are people who have traveled the road before you who have written or spoken their encouragement. Find them. Be inspired. Feel empowered.
You have friends and family who love you deeply.
The Bible is rich in powerful truths and beautiful promises. Press God’s words on your heart. Seek His guidance.
Know God goes before you, is behind you, and is right beside you. Walk in faith.
“…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV)
You can soar. You will soar. Trust in God’s promises. Know Jesus is always with you, guiding you.
Today, whatever you have going on… You’ve got this.
Walk with confidence because you are amazing.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.