You’ve been fighting a battle for so long that at times, you forget what it is you are even fighting for or against. Standing your ground has left you weak and in need of rest. You stop for a moment yet are quickly on the move once again. You are afraid that fear and anxiety will consume you, stopping you from moving forward if you rest too long. So you find the courage and the strength to press on from somewhere deep inside your soul that you never knew existed. This is your battle and you are fighting it alone.
As a child I fought a battle against being abused. I was young, scared and alone. Every struggle, every tear and every bruise was shed on the battlefield. Standing on my own left me feeling tired and tattered. In my mind I was, and would always be, a broken girl looking for my way out of the nightmare.
As an adult, I remained alone on the battlefield until someone unexpectedly came and stood next to me. Suddenly I had someone who loved and cared for me enough to fight my battle for me. He wanted to stand and protect me so that I could get some rest.
Laying down and letting him fight for me wasn’t easy at first. For a short time I fought against him wanting to take a part in my fight. I was so use to being on the defensive with other people that I was unable to recognize a helping hand. It had only been myself on the battlefield for so long. I wasn’t sure someone else could fight as hard as I did.
Eventually I learned that he was on my side, that he believed in me enough to protect me from a world that was beating me down. He knew that I was becoming weary from my battle and in desperate need of feeling safe and protected. I stopped fighting against him and found tremendous relief in knowing that from this point on someone would always have my back.
Some people viewed this as a sign of weakness on my part. That he was doing too much and I simply wasn’t doing enough for my own life. This couldn’t be further from the truth! The simple act of having him beside me on the battlefield made me stronger!
When faced with a challenge you have to fight with everything you have and when you become too tired to fight, lay down, rest and let others fight for you. Let those you trust continue your fight while you rest and recharge. When you are ready to fight, simply stand up and take part in the battle once again.
Are you fighting with everything you have? Do you have others that are willing to fight your battle while you get some rest? If you do, you are truly blessed. If you don’t, well then get in touch with me. I will gladly pick up a sword and helmet and join you on the battlefield. No one should ever have to fight a battle alone!