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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

May 28, 2019

I'm going to start this episode with stating something that is very obvious: life is hard. I don't care how old you are, I don't care what gender you are, I don't care how much money you have, I don't care what status you are, you're going to experience hard things. It's just part of life. But I'm also here to tell you: “You were made for hard things.” You were made for hard things. You were made to actually push through them and come out the other side a better person. 

There have been several hard things I've walked through my life. I'm going to tell you just a couple of examples starting out, of some physical things, some mental hardships that I've faced so basically just illustrating there are hard things in our lives and there've been hard things in my life that I've overcome. I know there are hard things in your life probably today as you're listening. But I'm here to tell you you were made to do those things.

Hard things in life can come in all shapes and sizes. When something is off, when something is hard, we have some choices. We have to make up our mind to embrace the hard thing or we can run from it. Challenges in our life and hardships are just inevitable. Hard things happen every day. But here's the deal, when you're faced with something difficult, you have two choices: You can look at the hard thing and say, "I was made for this. Let's do this.” and you can overcome it, or you can let that hard thing overcome you and you can let it consume your mind and body and life really.

So this is my pep talk for you, and I’m hoping you lift the limitations you’ve placed on yourself off by rolling up your sleeves and doing the hard thing in front of you. You can handle it. You can run into the storm.

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Resources from this episode:

James 1:2-4