My Superpowers For 2023…

By Nancy Virden (c)2022

Do you ever wonder what your superpower is? I have four if that is allowed.

1. Starting over successfully

I have moved fourteen times with only three of those within the same community. Starting over after divorce, job losses, and chronic health challenges are but a few other opportunities for relearning and growth that I have faced.

I know what it is like to enter strange neighborhoods and states and wonder how to fit in. As a woman of faith moving has involved developing relationships and ministries in new church congregations, only to say goodbye and leave work undone. Finding new doctors, learning street names, decorating and redecorating, letting go and gathering – none of the adjustings are comfortable but there is always an adventure.

As I healed from a major depressive episode in 2011, it seemed I was embarking on a new life. Looking back I can see how much strength with which God has blessed me as each time depression has knocked me down I have risen with new goals. Even now in my 6th decade, without depression as a catalyst, I am in school and preparing for a new career.

2. Strong faith (if we dare call that my superpower!)

Quite simply, I believe God is God with all the powers of reason and aptitude that come with the title. I know He can and will do what He says. He has all the answers even when I am clueless. It is peaceful to trust Him no matter what is happening.

3. Minimalization/denial/procrastination

Everything uncomfortable goes away if you ignore it long enough, I’d like to believe (sigh). Sometimes I press the issue to my detriment. Of course, this is foolishness and my number two superpower is working on eradicating number three.

4. I was bit by a radioactive sloth and now I am Supertired.

Yes, I copied that one from social media but couldn’t pass it up! Chronic anemia slams on the brakes when I least expect it, limiting me for days or weeks to watching the world go by. This is inconvenient and disappointing, yet my numbers one and two superpowers repeatedly overcome it.

What is your superpower for 2023?

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John 14:1 nlt

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Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.

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