Sometimes we must go where we do not desire to go, do what we do not wish to do, listen to what we absolutely do NOT want to hear . . . but, if we are walking in obedience to the One who holds our lives in His hands, then He gives us what we need to accomplish that which He has put before us.
We were never promised an easy path – what He said is that His yoke is easy and His burden light – what exactly does that mean, if not that we are to have it easy? It means that we don’t have to carry it, walk it, live it in our OWN strength . . . but His – for He has already conquered all things!
In fact . . . if we expect easy, we go against His Word because Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are in a war – a spiritual battle! Sometimes it actually seems that we are being bombarded right and left, frontwards and backwards, up and down – completely surrounded, standing alone on the open battle field with no shelter of protection to be found. We ‘feel’ the attacks as they hit, and they are so painful, we believe that we might not make it, but we do. Sometimes we need to plug our spiritual ears to the thoughts that the enemy throws at us . . . replace those negative thoughts with the Truth that God’s Word says about us and about the situation . . . then to allow ourselves to CHOOSE to give Him praise through the battle.
“but I can’t”, you say . . .
“it’s too hard” . . .
“you don’t understand!”
“There have been too many obstacles to overcome, I can’t!”
or “I have lost so much, I can not go on!”
These are all tactical lies of the enemy!!! Don’t go there! Do NOT allow these thoughts to float around in your mind – he may throw them at you, but do not let them in – if you focus on them, he will win and you will be knocked down, over, out, etc. REPLACE them with the TRUTH!!!
Get your praise on – worship Him – no matter how you feel! You can trust Him completely!!! Run to Him, cling to Him, rest in Him!
No one loves you more than He does!
No one desires for you to go forward in strength and victory than Him!
No one is pulling for you more than Him!
It is His heart to rejoice over you with singing! (“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV) Think about that!!!
You are a joy to Him – He created you for a purpose . . . He sees your potential and He is there to help you achieve it . . . He already won that battle for you . . . so turn your noise, your trials, your struggles, your frustrations, your depression, your sicknesses, your _________________________ (fill in the blank) . . . and be victorious in Him!
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