Strong people go on, even when they think they can’t. Strong people know that God sees their sadness, but allows them to still suffer. Strong people know that through the hardest of times God says, “Hand everything over to me,” and they do it! Strong people understand what faith really means; that faith isn’t faith, until it’s all you have left. Strong people know there’s always a lesson to be learned in every tragedy and sorrow. Strong people know that God is always good. Strong people know they can’t succeed alone. Strong people pray. Strong people sacrifice themselves for others. Strong people know how to let others’ shine when they are in their space. Strong people know that forgiveness means giving up their right to hurt someone for hurting them. Strong people cry. Strong people know that change is always coming. Strong people know that the Bible is a roadmap. Strong people know that family is the strongest bond they will ever have and should always be the most important relationship. Strong people know, although they endlessly love their children; they should love their spouse more. Strong people know, although they endlessly love their spouse; they should love God more. Strong people understand that life is a gift and should be treated as such. Strong people go to church. Strong people know that when they wake up in the morning and their feet hit the floor, the devil says, “oh crap they’re up.” Strong people know when to say, no. Strong people know that courage isn’t the absence of fear, instead it’s believing there’s something more important in the end than the fear itself. Strong people are happy with other people’s successes. Strong people are unselfish people. Strong people don’t stand by and do nothing, they act. Strong people know they have a voice and know when to use it. Strong people know they have a voice and know when not to use it. Strong people love. Strong people are caring people. Strong people know it takes courage to speak in front of people but it takes even more courage to sit and listen. Strong people know they were created with the intent to have a relationship with God. Strong people are happy people. Strong people know the difference between “Will you forgive me” and “I’m sorry.” Strong people tackle the unthinkable, then give God the glory for getting there. Strong people do their very best in everything they do because they know God is always watching. Strong people have empathy. Strong people suffer. Strong people know that you have to have darkness to see the stars. Strong people fight for the future God has intended. Strong people know they need God in their life. Strong people know wisdom and knowledge mean nothing if it’s kept a secret.
Strong people share with others how to be strong.
Andrea (Andi), is an Author, musician, speaker and Founder of Transcended Ministries. She encourages women to rise above their circumstances and to trust in God's timing. She is involved in Celebrate Recovery and sings on the worship team at her church. Andi believes no hurt is ever wasted and she longs to bring a message of hope and healing as she shares her story of bold faith. Her story includes her struggle with control issues and co-dependency followed by a separation from her husband of twenty-five years. After a year of isolation and being on her own, she watched God bring transformation, healing, and reconciliation.