Becoming a Princess

8:04 PM

For the rest of March, I am going to be focusing on my favorite princesses in literature as part of the March of Books.

During our lifetimes, we will face many challenges. Some of them will be as small as not feeling you have the energy to complete a task. Some of them are as big as coping with a traumatic event. It is in these times that we need to be brave.

In Princess in Peril, Isabelle faces many troubles. She watches as the motorcade carrying her family bombed, she has to trust a man who she isn't sure is trustworthy, and she handles all of this and more with great bravery.

Often times in our lives we will face hardships. We can choose to curl up and wallow in self-pity and wait for the hard times to pass, or we can choose to be brave. Bravery is hard, unlike what the movies show. Sometimes you are laughed at, sometimes you have perfectly good reasons not to be brave.

I have a friend who battles daily with pain levels most of use cannot even imagine. She often can be found doing things for others and she always manages to make me smile when we talk. I have a daring friend that is always doing things outside her comfort zone, and encouraging others to do the same. I know two sisters whose family struggles financially and sometimes, they wonder how they are going to put food on the table, yet, they strive to keep a good attitude and be a good friend to those they know.

We all (including me) have at least one situation in our lives right now that we could be braver about. We keep making excuses on why we can avoid, put-off, or ignore the situation. We say we aren't strong enough. We forget that we can do all things through God's strength.

Today, will you choose to be as brave as a princess?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

Other posts you might enjoy:
         Thought of the Day: He is Strength
         Thought of the Day: A Passionate God
         Adventure Between the Pages: You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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  1. Aw, Sarah, you are so cool! A Princess-themed March of Books? Neat-o! :) Thanks for the shout-out, too. :)