I was laying in bed this morning with a headache outta this world. In the silence the Lord spoke to me and when I got on Instagram I saw this pic on Kierra Sheard’s page and I got to thinking.
It’s far easier to walk with Christ when things are going right in our lives than it is when we hit a rough patch. I looked over my life and realized that I’ve never struggled financially like I have the past three years since I got back in church and started taking my spiritual walk more seriously. For non-believers this would make me look crazy to continue to follow Christ. They would probably ask me why my Lord & Savior would allow me to suffer and go without. I could totally understand such thinking and I’ll admit there have been times when I’ve wondered myself “Why Me?” Then I remember the prophetic word spoken over my life earlier this year. The first lady told me that I was a runner and that I’ve tapped out, but it’s in this season that the Lord is giving me a second wind. She spoke on how God is bringing me out from among the crowd because He’s giving me victory. She went on to say how God will give me the things I’ve given up on but I have to ask and have joyful expectation because I have to be the example for others to see. This made think about my motivation behind this blog. I have a testimony that needs to be heard that can encourage other women. Then a man spoke and told me how God has greater territories for me and the enemy has tried hard to weary my heart so that I never attain what the Lord has for me.
I said all that to say this: GOD CAN DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL!
Yes, I may be struggling like never before, but at the end of the day everything I’ve been through has taught me a very valuable lesson. It’s no coincidence that when I was in the world more than I was in the word that I had more material things and more stability with my finances. The devil will have you convinced that being in the world is they way to be, and when you decide to go against that way of thinking then he tries to attack you where it hurts the most. Money is obviously the currency in the world now just like land and livestock was the currency back in the Bible days. I have no doubt in my mind that I must be doing something right in my walk because the devil insists on attacking me trying to get me back.
Today I encourage you to stand strong and keep the faith. When you’re in a low place and it feels like everything around you is crumbling then that is the perfect place for God to do a mighty work in your life. He will give you a peace far past your human understanding. It’s in no way gonna be easy to withstand the storm and the down seasons in life but know, trust and believe that the Lord still has his hand on you. Like they use to say in church “He may not come when you want Him, but He’ll be there right on time.”
Take each day as an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become a better you. Keep fighting because God has you in this place because He knows that you can handle it. Tap into your personal strength & fight the good fight. When Jesus died on the cross He gave us the victory so the battle is already won. All fights and all storms have to have an end. Even the great flood ended after 40 days and 40 nights so know that trouble really doesn’t last always even when it feels like once you get out of one storm another one rushes in.