I talke about my father and my children quite a bit, but I rarely talk about my sisters (except when they are driving me up a wall). I have three sisters: Artemis (30), Q Diddy (25) and Gemini (23). We have both always been strong, but where I was water, Artemis was rock. As children, our differences were our biggest obstacle. Once she accepted that I would always be water, and I respected that she would always be rock, our relationship became the tightest. She has seen me at my highest and my lowest, and I’ve never doubted her being in my corner.
When at the worst of my funk, I remember being on the phone with her crying, and she told me, “Ok…so you’re going to do what? Just quit? I don’t think so. Get up and handle your business.” Since then, every Sunday, she sends me something encouraging to get my week started on the rigth foot. This morning, I awoke to the following scriptural passage, that i believe anyone can draw from.
Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I am speaking with regard to being in want, for I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be self-sufficient. 12 I know indeed how to be low [on provisions], I know indeed how to have an abundance. In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to suffer want. 13 For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me.
I’m hoping that this can encourage someone else as much as it has encouraged me.