Right before I turned 30 years old I decided I wanted to get a tattoo. I remember having the thought process, “I want something meaningful. Something that matters to me.”
Then I had the thought – peace and strength. It was something I didn’t have and I wanted to strive towards it. I remember thinking – I will tattoo this on my body to remember to work towards peace and strength.
Later – after a journey of faith – I realized that true peace and strength only came from the source – God – and after I entered into a relationship with Him in 2003 did my heart truly feel peace and my inner strength overflowed from it.
Now – the tattoo on my back reminds me of the time I didn’t have inner peace and strength and I’m thankful everyday for the reminder.
Is there something in your life that you feel like you are striving towards? Sometimes the way to receive it is surrender.