Friday, March 23, 2012

Moving Thoughts Friday



Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

In light of the premier of The Hunger Games and rockin’ Katniss

When are you at your strongest?

*photos by Stock.XCHNG

19 comments:

  1. Yay, HG!

    I'm at my strongest when I'm leaning on the Lord and have been in the Word consistently. There's a confidence and peace within that I don't always have otherwise.

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  2. Definitely agree with Lindsay--when I'm placing my confidence in God and not on my very weak self.

    Excited to see this movie!

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  3. I would definitely say "ditto" to Lindsay and Heidi.
    Our faith so much defines who we are, so every moment is lived within God's love and care, (very similar to the love of our earthly family and friends).

    That said, I believe that so much of our strength comes from personal decisions we make. Are we going to drag anger around? Are we going to worry about what someone thinks of us, what we are doing or not doing? Are we going to allow Fear to hang out at our place? All of these things are such Strength Drainers.

    When any of these try to "get on me," but I've refused to give in (in the power we have through Jesus), then, I'd say I'm at my strongest. Without Him, I would be a mess.

    Also, any time I am near the OCEAN, I am well and happy and strong!!

    Great question, Wendy! Thanks.

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  4. Usually when I think I have zero steps left in me. :) Happy Weekend, lady!

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  5. It depends. On a daily basis, I'm strongest when I'm filled with joy--positive, close to God. But in extraordinary circumstances, I'm strongest when I'm supported by my loved ones. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. When I admit that I am scared to death ... take a deep breath ... and stay the course.
    (Knowing God has my back.)

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  7. Amen to what Loree said!

    Love that.

    They are Paul's words.

    "For when I am weak, then I am strong."

    It's when we're weak and unable and struggling and scared that we surrender. And it's in the surrendering that Jesus comes and that dude is strong.

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  8. When I've been praising instead of complaining. Aha.

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  9. Amen to Loree and Katie - AMEN!

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  10. I agree with what Loree and Jill said. The Lord is my foundation, and my husband and close friends are the ones upholding me day-by-day and giving me strength to keep on keepin' on.

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  11. I'm at my strongest when I take charge of my life. Seriously, I know that's the "wrong" answer for a Christian because I'm supposed to allow God to take charge. But for me, God is calling ME to take charge and be present and aware.

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  12. No wrong answers here, Jill.

    All thoughts welcome! ;)

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  13. When my kids need me. No matter what time of day or night, or how tired I am...even when I'm running on fumes: when one of them needs me, it's like some kind of "supermom" strength kicks in. And thank goodness it does!

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  14. I'm at my strongest when I'm not depending on me but Christ. Which may sound trite but I'm truly a different person on the days when I make a concentrated effort to give my day and all it's ins and outs to him. :)

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  15. When I've had a good night's sleep, a cup of coffee, and a dose of God's word. I'm two for three today. :)

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  16. I am at my strongest when I am under the gun. I can't quite figure it out -- it's just how I operate!

    Very thought provoking....

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  17. Hi Wendy -

    I agree with those who said they were strongest when totally relying on the Lord. I've been through some rough waters the last 10 years, and His strength has upheld me all the way.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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