WHAT'S YOUR STRUGGLE?

I could use your help. As I prepare for future writings, it would really help to know what kinds of things you think people are struggling with. I know it's a somewhat difficult question to answer, but keep in mind, we ALL struggle with something. I'll jump in, first.  If you leave a comment, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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1. LeadHership wrote:
I'm struggling w/ managing my stress

April 11, 2011 @ 9:17 PM

2. Denise Barreto wrote:
Fitting it all in... Literally! I want to blog more, I want to interact more on twitter, I want to help at school...I could go on and on... my struggle is every mom's struggle. Being at peace with the prioritization I choose. Right now, I rise at dawn - daily- to spend time with God so don't tell me that - that priority trumps all else. I just get hung up on the "all else" sometimes.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:20 PM

3. Bj Forwood wrote:
lately with simply finding words to write

April 11, 2011 @ 9:21 PM

4. Roxie wrote:
I stuggle with being alone, confidence, self esteem, doing everything perfectly, being accepted, people pleaser, I'm scared of failing as a mother because of my childhood, letting someone into mine & my daughters life, disappointing God so much he will leave me. Here's just a few ... I will see you next week, Heather :) Love ya sis!!!

April 11, 2011 @ 9:23 PM

5. Keri wrote:
stress, letting little things get to me when in reality, it could be so much worse! Feeling overwhelmed at times

April 11, 2011 @ 9:24 PM

6. Amy Brown wrote:
Isolation and acceptance in my role as a pastor's wife in a very small family controlled rural church. And, loving and ministering to those who are difficult to love.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:28 PM

7. Rebecca wrote:
I'll paint this with broad strokes. I struggle with mental illness. Getting by day to day, trying not to lose my identity in it, and avoiding the stigma attached to it...these types of issues can be exhausting, frustruating, and frightening.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:30 PM

8. Lisa Elliott wrote:
I am dealing with my health blood clots and the headaches are so bad I cant seem to do anything when I get the headaches the health is what I am struggling with right now

April 11, 2011 @ 9:32 PM

9. Makeda Pennycooke wrote:
I'm struggling with remembering that the Father's love and adoration are the only things that matter when everything around me seems to scream I am not good enough.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:34 PM

10. Dre wrote:
Struggling with Food Addictions

April 11, 2011 @ 9:35 PM

11. Denise wrote:
Trusting God to be God and feel HIS presence in the little and BIG stuff in my life. IN my head I believe HE is real and loves me. However, because I am fickle, I dont always trust him to guide me and see his activity in my life.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:36 PM

12. Kathy wrote:
I struggle with food addictions and time management.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:43 PM

13. Anita wrote:
Struggling as my sweet elderly Dad now needs 24/7 care, after 30 days of prayer, the Lord directed him and us, as adult children, to move him to an assited living facility. It's God's choice just for him, yet transition is still hard for us all. A new season is ahead for each of us! Trusting God!

April 11, 2011 @ 9:52 PM

14. nicole wrote:
Connecting and making friends....I moved to the south a couple years ago from Michigan and its a whole different culture so it has been so hard to find good friends. I've joined a connect group but still feel left out. I am self conscience about it because when I became a christian I lost all the friends I had known almost my entire life because they didn't like the new me and said tbe old me was more fun..so besides my husband and boys I feel like I have no one else.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:55 PM

15. janette kerr wrote:
Filling my 'plate more & more;taking care of everybody's problem, paperwork, fixing it all, everything nice & tidy! OCD maybe? Need to let go & let things fall into place...as is b/c in reality GOD's in control; not me & need to learn to say NO thanks!

April 11, 2011 @ 10:00 PM

16. janette kerr wrote:
although i could have just said all that in 2 words: 'setting boundaries' LOL

April 11, 2011 @ 10:02 PM

17. Carina :) wrote:
@ Roxie : You and I have the same struggles (except I have a son).
Also I struggle with my weight and have all my life. It's been 7 months since I kicked the cig habit (yay me) but somehow found an additional 30 pounds (boo me)...I love food and although I want to lose weight more than anything in the world, I lack the willpower and motivation to really give it a chance. Unfortunately it becomes a vicious cycle...I'm depressed that I'm fat, so I eat to feel better which in turn makes me fat which depresses me :( I have slowly but steadily been giving this burden to God. Over the past 2 weeks, he has given me the strength to cut out most of my unhealthy carb cravings and actually enjoy brisk walking. It isn't a giant leap, but a huge step in the right direction. Any help or motivation is greatly appreciated. :)

And Roxie, my prayers are with you... I know how hard it is to try and find that special someone when we seem to make our lives so complicated. It's so hard to explain to someone why you are lonely but not confident enough to allow someone to get close to you. We are both walking contradictions lol!!! But that just makes us that much more special :)

April 11, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

18. Deidre Daniels wrote:
Waiting! I am in what feels like a holding pattern and am just waiting. I am active in this time....but I am still waiting...and waiting...and waiting... well, you get the picture. The difficult part is that there is more than one thing I am waiting on. Trusting God while I wait though it is is a struggle at times.

April 11, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

19. Emily wrote:
Insecurity with regard to making friends

April 11, 2011 @ 10:22 PM

20. Latasha Morrison wrote:
Singleness and 30 something.... but with peace. It's a desire but not a focus!

April 11, 2011 @ 10:29 PM

21. LeadHership wrote:
Wow guys, before I go to bed, I just have to say something. Your struggles just break my heart. But please, please know "God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him." 1 Peter 5:7

April 11, 2011 @ 10:32 PM

22. Paulette BROWN wrote:
Anxiety and using food to calm it ... even though I am in the process of handling it better via therapy.

April 11, 2011 @ 11:02 PM

23. Elaine wrote:
Balance. Being mindful of my place in His plan and being willing to rest in that; still trying (after ALL of these years) not to lead, but to follow Him.

April 11, 2011 @ 11:03 PM

24. Espy wrote:
Being so far from my grandbabies

April 12, 2011 @ 1:58 AM

25. Teresa Rhodes wrote:
Addiction. After years of therapy, I've learned that the root cause is resentment. It is the number one offender and apparently I'm the Queen. Most of the time, I'm a very nice person, and people like me. When I open the door to alcohol, all hell breaks loose. Come on people....let's be real! The Charismatics want me to barf up Beelzebub into a vomit bag, the Baptist think I just need to get Baptized "one more time". It seems like the whole Christian world is opposed to AA, which was ironically founded on Christian principles. Since I was raised from a child to love the Lord, my belief system is entirely entrenched in God. Can we just be real here? I will die lonely if God doesn't come through for me.

April 12, 2011 @ 7:20 AM

26. Staci wrote:
~Forgiveness. I found it easy to forgive my husband for an affair. I accepted the role I played in pushing toward that choice, although a VERY wrong choice. But I forgave him for me. I repented to God and then forgave myself. So it was easy. We have been reconciled 2 1/2 years now and doing AWESOME! YAY GOD!! But I can't forgive people that have hurt me for no reason as easily. It's like a cancer in my heart that is eating away at me. I have not seeked God's great mind eraser because a part of me wants to keep feeling the hurt so I don't let them continue to use and abuse me.
~weightless. Last year in just 3 months time I lost 35 lbs. I went hard core on nutrition and going to the gym. I felt GREAT! But I burned myself out. I've gained a lot of the weight back and haven't been to the gym in a looooong time. I try to eat clean. And I'm doing good with cooking clean. But it's the snacking that I have no will power to fight. I need to get active and start walking. I don't really want to step foot into a gym again. I love to be outside in God world! It's just getting that motivation back to get out and JUST DO IT!

April 12, 2011 @ 1:32 PM

27. mari wrote:
I struggle with loneliness and feeling unloved. I use food to feed me with those feelings. It's something I pray that GOD will help me through this......
I have been hurts and it's has made me hard inside. Going to church has help me in someway, I'm still a working process.
Thank You,so much for that ?
God Bless You & your Family

April 12, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

28. Esperanza wrote:
Self control, I also struggle with God's plan..why I'm I single at 46? my weight, financial..and stress. I also struggle with feeling like I belong; after years of being involved in one ministry and moving to another church, ( after looking for a while) I still struggle with fitting in.

April 12, 2011 @ 11:35 PM

29. Faith wrote:
I strive for perfection. I can not fail and need to be the best at everything. I know that I am not supermom but when things don't go my way....I "Fail". I struggle with failure because I feel as if I can do it. I need to surrender to Him because He does have it all under control and HE NEVER FAILS ME. Sounds so simple but so hard to do. I struggle with fear or failure and with surrendering.

April 13, 2011 @ 9:51 PM

30. ALF wrote:
Keeping the faith

April 14, 2011 @ 1:12 PM

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