As Eleanor Roosevelt said,
“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
As we continue our weekly journaling challenge, I encourage you to focus on becoming friends with yourself. I know, weird, right? Seriously though, how many of us can honestly say that we really like ourselves? I know there are many days when I am not my favorite person! This whole challenge is about healing and self discovery and I think a big part of that journey is learning to like ourselves not only for who we want to be or have the potential to be, but finding those things to like about who we are NOW and then growing from there. It is easy to pick ourselves apart and make a bunch of goals about who we want to be…. someday. It is much harder sometimes to lift ourselves up and congratulate ourselves on the things we are awesome at right now.
THIS WEEK’S WRITING CHALLENGE: “Something I Do Well”
This week take some time to think about at least one thing that you do really well. Maybe you are an artist or maybe you make the best spaghetti ever. Maybe you are an excellent wife or mom or teacher or friend. Whatever it is, big or small, take a day to let yourself dwell on that thing. Write about why you are good at it, what made you good at it, does it bring you joy, is it something others appreciate about you? This is not an exercise in modesty, be honest with yourself! Congratulate yourself for being so awesome!
If you missed any of our other journal challenges, be sure to check them out and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you.
God bless you this week!
If you are going through the Women of the Bible Study with me as part of your journal challenge, this week we are taking a look at Sarah.
Her story can be found here:
- Genesis 12:1-20; 16:1-8; 17:1-22; 18:1-15; 21:1-13
- Galatians 4:22-31JOURNAL CHALLENGE: As you read these passages, imagine yourself in Sarah’s place. What thoughts and feeling might you experience? How would you be feeling towards Abraham? What does her story reveal about her character and how she relates to others? What are some things you admire about / can learn from Sarah?
If you want a little more structure in your study of Sarah, and other women of the Bible, may I suggest grabbing a copy of this book! It is wonderful!