Maybe Our Struggles Do Have Purpose

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I was so touched to receive this picture and note from my dear friend Rebecca Lee Haworth. She has a teenager who has been struggling. The fact that her teen had a moment of pause to think that his struggle may have purpose is the WHY behind my writing this book.

I want every heart, young and old, to know that they are not alone. We all struggle with something. And what if our struggles are an actual gift, like a key, waiting to unlock ourselves out of our caged hearts and minds so we can be free to be the person we were made to be - full of purpose, love, compassion, hope and more?!

I would love if you would join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we pray over every struggling heart. May each person see beyond the struggle and into the purpose the struggle carries with it.

May we pray for this teen, and all the teens out there who are struggling. May they move through this season of struggle and thrive in life, uncaged and free to be who they were made to be.

And may the same be true for the rest of us too๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

With love and hope,
Shawn

P.S. My friend and her teenager asked to be identified in this post so to help in letting go of the stigma around mental health. I am so grateful for their strength and transparency๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’