I Can Do Hard Things

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“I can do hard things.” This is my new mantra which brings me encouragement and truth.

My best piece of advice: “You can do hard things.” Because life is tough and we need reminding that we can navigate it.

These past weeks I’ve needed reminding that I have choices and power to act in grown-up ways. These grown up ways made me feel good about myself, diffused potentially explosive situations (even when I was the only person in the situation), and more than that, brought peace into my life at these hot spots.

For Friday’s Fave Five  I am grateful for these Things I Can Do . . . 

ONE. I can apologize when I am wrong even when I feel insecure.

TWO. I can exercise and get gas even when I feel unmotivated.

THREE. I can eat right and use my calm voice even when I feel stressed.

FOUR. I can go to bed on time and clean the kitchen even when I feel rebellious.

FIVE. I can step one step in the right direction and stop making excuses even when I feel overwhelmed.

I CAN DO HARD THINGS. Read this  for 6 Powerful Keys 4 Not Giving Up.

Go here to read the post,You Can, that started me thinking along these lines.

And then “you can say ‘I did it! I am awesome!'” I need to start saying this sentence to myself too.

NOTE: Come back next week to find out why I can do hard things. Here is a taste of why: God is in Control.

Your Turn . . .

  • Share something for which you are grateful; it doesn’t have to be a hard thing.
  • What hard things can you do? Why can you do them?
  • In what area do you need to remind yourself of the truth that “You can do it”?
  • Did you read the article I referenced? What do you think?

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    oh how i LOVED your FFF post today!! i don’t have time to read the article you are linking us to as i need to dash off to work. But i am coming back tomorrow a.m. and read it through! Hard things for me is not feeling rejected when someone makes a comment that is in conflict with what I am saying/feeling….hard lessons to learn but i’m getting better at reminding my self that we all have strengths and even if someone does reject me, it doesn’t mean I don’t have worth in God’s eyes. God bless you today, Susan!!


  • 2. Mrs. C (Paula)  |  . at .

    A good reminder that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. 🙂


  • We can all do these things we just need self discipline.


  • 4. Laura Lee Groves  |  . at .

    LOVE your post today. And I read the post you referenced, which was a great one for parents, I think. I remember my boys responding well when there were options, and “You can” gives them that. Praying about India! Have a great week.


  • 5. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    A former professor used to talk often about having a “positive faith attitude,” and that’s what this post reminds me of. It’s so easy to focus on the problem or go by what we feel like rather than seeking God’s grace to do what we ought and then directing ourselves to do it.


  • 6. Lynette  |  . at .

    The link to Scooping it Up…that is a keeper. I shared it on my FB page. After 3 days with 2 year old’s and telling/reminding them what to do I was exhausted. This seems so much better.


  • 7. Susanne  |  . at .

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is the scripture that comes to mind when I read your post. We do have the choice and we do have His strength to help us make the right ones. Sometimes I find myself totally wanting to avoid the hard things but this is a great reminder I can do them.


  • 8. Gattina  |  . at .

    I don’t like to do hard things, so I don’t, easy isn’t it ? lol !


  • 9. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    That’s a great way to approach challenges — God gives us the strength and grace for anything He puts before us.



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