Monday, January 28, 2019

Weakness Does Not Make You Frail

"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness."

~ Jean Vanier





Weakness...why does it sound like such an ugly word?

Admitting to those around us that we are feeling weak in the moment make us feel vulnerable but the truth is, you are not along in this feeling.  A majority of us will have moments in our life where we just feel weak and less than who we are.

I am often weak; I give into temptations, I let the frustration in the moment consume me and I often don't handle what's placed in front of me the right way. But the truth is, that weakness in the moment should never make me feel like less of a parent.  I am human and I am completely imperfect....I am okay with that.  I will try to put my best self forward but that does not mean I will not make mistakes.

It is okay to feel weak.  I know that sounds wrong but it truly is okay.  Through our weakness, lies our strength.  We are stronger than we see and the strength hides behind the self doubt and the weakness waiting for you to allow it to break free.

Trust in yourself and use that weakness within you to grow and change.  Build yourself up through your weakness and remember that you are strong and are more than you can see.

Your children won't remember the moments when you are feeling weak but they will remember your strength and love.

17 comments:

  1. LOVE this.I have also felt that my weakness made me weak. It's a constant battle, but I need to keep this in mind.

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  2. Whenever I feel weak, I tend to divert my attention to other interesting things such as reading positive quotes, watching comedy movies, go to other place. It helps! Thanks for sharing this tho!

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  3. Such a good article! Sometimes I feel like my weaknesses get the best of me but I just push through!

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  4. Nice perspective. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Nice article, you are strong than you know!

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  6. This is such valuable advice. It's so important to remember this, thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I am now trusting myself and that everything in me that needs to grow and change will. Keshia Richmond

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  8. Very inspiring. It's ok to admit weakness but we should learn to stand. As you said, use that weakness to grow and change...

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  9. There will be days when you will feel weak and there will be days when you will not, good days and bad days intertwine, all that matters is that you know you are strong, and that you don't give up. And admitting it doesn't mean that you are weak, it means that you know your weaknesses and that you are accepting of them

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  10. Having weaknesses can make you feel week but as long as you don't let it take over, it can actually be very good for us.

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  11. I hate exposing my weaknesses as people would want to use it to taunt me. I am still trying.

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  12. Whatever you wrote, is correct.

    But trust me, dealing with weaknesses is really very hard.

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  13. Beautiful post loved it.. I have realised now that it’s okay to show your vulnerability infront of your closed family or friends.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This post is straight from the heart.

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  15. I had a moment of weakness and it was ugly. Then, out of left field, I got mad that I was having this weakness feeling. Then it turned into a little rage and I make myself laugh. The laugh part took me off guard and I felt better.

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  16. I have flaws and weaknesses but I know my happiness matters the most. I loved your words

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  17. Weakness is definitely the road to self affirmation and honesty. I agree weakness is nothing to be ashamed of.

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Weakness Does Not Make You Frail

"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness." ~ Jean Vanier Weakness...why does it sound like such an ugly ...