Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fight To Win

"Try fighting with your head for a change ... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.' Atticus Finch 

Friends tell me....when I get something in my head....I grab on....and never let go.  I always thought....it's because I'm just focused. But now....I think.....it's more that I learned to be a fighter...I learned to fight to get what I want....pushing back...never giving up.....holding on....

Having a goal....kicks in the fight....and in some strange way...energizes me. I feel pumped...geared up....and that thing that drives me becomes the only thing I think about. 

In the past....I used all my energy to fight against what I didn't want.....fighting to survive whatever stuff was going on.  That fighter mentality still kicks in...and is still very much a part of me. 

I don't think it's a bad thing like I used. I try to use it now to fight differently.....to fight to win...not just for myself....but for others too....

At one time.....I fought dirty....using my body in any way I could to achieve what I needed. Now.....I've found my voice and I'm learning to use my words....focusing that fight in me to battle for positive changes and make a difference in my world and maybe in the lives of others. 

I never thought what I had to say was important...but since publishing my book....and having had so many people read it and tell me my words inspired and gave hope and showed nothing is impossible to overcome.....I know now I have a write (right) to be heard...and a right to my voice. 

15 comments:

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm thankful that you exercise your write (right) to be heard. Your voice speaks from the heart and that voice helps by encouraging others not to give up.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad you have found your voice something you could never have as a child.

I remember seeing a quote that kind of goes like this - say what you have to say even if your voice shakes while you are saying it - or cracks or is just a whisper - say it.

And gee - you know what my husband used to call me?

A Pittbull. I never ever quit.

Now I've learned to quit some things and not others.

Love you.
sandie

Chary Johnson said...

This is a very motivational post. Love the quote from To Kill a Mockingbird. You have a wonderful inner strength and I'm happy that your writing has become the outlet for fighting to win.

Great blog post!

elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah!
Just wanting to thank you for always encouraging me in my writing. Thanks for your kind comments.
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

Maria said...

Hello! I just wanted to say that this blog post inspired me to write something about fighting for the good things, not against the bad things. And that I linked back to you. Unfortunately I write in Norwegian: But still I thought you might wanted to know;)

Love your words.
Maria

Pet said...

Great post, thank you. You're such a blessing.

NOS said...

Wow. I really relate to a lot of what you said in this post. Fighting with my body and trying instead to fight with my words? The story of my eating disorder and self-harm. That was my drug of choice.

I would describe you exactly how you describe yourself: a fighter. You have overcome so much. You are such a beautiful person, I hope you know.

Wishing you well,
NOS

Sharon Kirby said...

You have a wonderful voice - one that rings out loud and clear, reflecting the glory of the Lord!

Thanks for sharing this, Sarah.

You are a warrior with the right to fight...the right to write...

Your words are indeed an inspiration!

GOD BLESS!

Recovering Church Lady said...

Thank you Sweet One, for your encouraging words about writing! You speak from a place of authority, it is so true!

leavesnbloom said...

I'm glad that you have found your voice through your writing. I mean't to ask you this weeks ago but h"ave you ever heard of my dear friend April Lorier? She too has written a book about her childhood abuse called "God's Battered Childs".

She also writes on the net and you can find her at www.godwoman.blogspot.com

Just_because_today said...

and you know how to use that right!

Isn't it amazing that what almost killed us is the force to make us so much stronger?

Crown of Beauty said...

Nikki, I for one am truly blessed with the way you use your words to redeem what the enemy has stolen in your life.

Your story, and that of many others, when openly shared, is a powerful weapon that the enemy can never have for himself. Why? Because he does not have a story of redemption to share...that's just too bad for him.

So, continue to use your words to fight in a way the enemy never can!

Love
Lidj

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I LOVE your last line! You made me giggle!!! :D :D you're cute!

Paula said...

Your voice is loud and clear. Good for you. Love from my heart to yours

Julie Musil said...

You absolutely have a write (right) to be heard. I'm glad you've used those words, because they've helped other people.