I would be lying if I said it was easy to stay positive, hopeful, constantly without fear of what may seem like the worst is yet to some. It may not be easy ( at first) yet when you set your mind on as the Word says ” These things above” you begin to live a life that becomes less distracted by what seems at the moment like set back and hardship . I know – I’ve been there. The key to overcoming and walking out your victory is to keep all of you lined up with the promises of God , NO MATTER WHAT.
Often when I talk to people I get blank stares. I know what those pacifying looks or nods mean. In their minds because they may not know me they automatically assume that I have no knowledge of what it is like to be , well, HOPELESS. Let me tell you I have been in the pits of some dark and painful clutches. I have written about it before but for 4 years I was in an extremely abusive marriage that was littered with bouts of physical , mental and emotional abuse. I was 19 and married a man 8 years my senior. I am really good at making things look amazing and wonderful and I conjured up all I could to give that marriage the appearance of true love and happiness. It was nothing close to it . Those who know me know that – it was a major setback . The ultimate end was violent and left some serious work by the Blood Of Jesus to cover and repair. Some day I will talk more about all this and how to get out and how to fight it through when you think you can’t. I want to stay on point. I have also fought a 7 year battle with prescription drugs. Opiates. I am fortuante by all accounts – most people my age who abused pills in the manner that I did end up on heroin. Opiates and heroin are infact the same in every facet of addiction. The only difference is where my high came from. It was legal. No better. Still as torturous as walking the streets looking of your next fix. I may not have shot a needle into my arm – yet in the grasp of addiction had I not had the option to get the immediate help I needed 3 times – I was bound for the streets.
It is easy to see all that is wrong this morning I challenge you to stop and see all that God has kept you from. Look closer and see the places you have fallen and now think of how bad it could have really become had God not stepped in when He did. I remind myself everyday how blessed I am to even have life in my body.Those major trials could have killed me .
Psalms 1 says these well known words.
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of waterthat yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither.In all that he does, he prospers.4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,but the way of the wicked will perish.
You may be facing difficult times right this very moment. You may be looking at what seems like a hopeless situation. You may not know WHAT TO DO. I tell you this morning look to the promises of God they never fail. NEVER.
You know your hearts desire. You know the time you have spent developing in the Word, you know the drastic changes and impossibilities God has already done. WHY would this be any different. The enemy wants you to believe it is but friend it is just another chapter in your book of testimonies to what God can and will do with a life that is given to Him.
- You are BLESSED, EMPOWERED , HIGHLY FAVORED, should I go on?
- You meditate Gods Word ( not what it appears to be, what others say , and what you feel or think ) day and night .
- You are like a well rooted tree, grounded near living waters.
- You produce GOOD FRUIT.
- ALL that you touch prospers.
- Evildoers around you will drop like flies but not you because you delight in the Lord.
Well I just preached myself happy this morning. I have a million things to write about. The latest foundations, eye shadow pallets, logos and branding, pregnancy … Yet this morning I know that someone needs to be remind of who they are. Someone maybe many someones needs to know and really understand that their covenant with God is an everlasting, unfailing one and it is time to step out into the areas of the unknown and rely solely on the one thing that will never you fail you GOD’s Love – His plans for you far out weigh anything you can comprehend so chose to grab ahold of His peace and joy and run with His plans NOT YOURS.
As always KNOW YOU ARE LOVED. No matter what it looks like You Win.