An Open Letter

An Open Letter

This is the first post of a new series on my blog that I am entitling, “An Open Letter.” This series was inspired by a friend of mine, who I met with the other day. After a crazy, whirlwind week she and I found some time to get together and catch up. As we began to talk I realized that she was beginning to get very beaten down and tired, even though she was pursuing some amazing things! She is tired because she is human, just like the rest of us! As she spoke I realized that many of the feelings she was experiencing I had gone through not too many months before. I continued to think about our talk after she left and I wondered how many women are fighting through the exact same things and don’t even know it! That is why I am beginning this series, to encourage my friends anonymously through letters I’ve written with them in mind, and remind other women that you are never alone in this life. Someone has gone through what you are going through, and you can bask in the peace that comes from knowing… we’re in this together.

Dear Friend,
I’m writing this letter to you to say, you’ve got this! I know that life is
tedious and tiring right now, but you are paving a path to a future that
excites you and drives you to be the best woman you can be. I watched you
a few years ago as you tried to chose the way that you and your Heavenly
Father wanted your life to go. I watched you chose the path you are on
today. I looked on as you diligently researched and called and studied and
tested so you could pursue the path you are on today. I can’t tell you how
proud I am of you. You chose what you wanted to work towards and then you
followed through with all of the hard work you had in you.

You’ve been working hard for some time now, and you are beginning to get
burnt out. That’s okay. You are only human. If we as women had the ability
to tackle everything we wanted to, without tiring, this world would be a
remarkable place! Instead God has designed us to work hard and spread His
name, but eventually we need to renew our spirit. I learned today that the
word for spirit in Hebrew is ruah and it means “breath” or “wind.” Our
spirits are not just our emotions or our conscience inside of us. Your
spirit is the breath inside of you that exhales out into your beautiful
personality and heart for the Lord. Your spirit is your life, and life is
precious.

You are so close to the end of this busy time in your life and soon things
will settle down, but cherish your spirit my dear because life will not
stop throwing stress and doubts your way, but you are a child of the One
True God. You were made in His image and He carefully and beautifully
sculpted you into the woman that He needed in this world. He did not
create you just so you could lie dormant until you’d grown into a woman you
believe is the best version of yourself. He created you for such a time as
this because you my dear are in a mission field right where you are and God
wants you right where He has you. So while you may be counting down the
days until the next phase of your life can begin, count them down with joy
and know that your friends and family are so proud of you. We see your
accomplishments even when you don’t and God has put us in your life to
remind you of this,

“Though we speak in this way, yet in your case beloved, we feel sure of
better things – things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust
so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for His name
in serving the saints, as you still do.And we desire each one of you to show
the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so
that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and
patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:9-12

All my love,
Your best friend

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