Maybe some of the things that I write stir up feelings of sorrow for yourself or make you feel sorry for me….I don’t know, but I want you to take it further than that. First of all, please, please don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t, so I don’t want you to either. Second, Pray. Pray for yourself. Pray for me. Be bold. Change your direction. Don’t just accept that you and me will always be stuck in the place where we are and there is no hope. There is most definitely hope. I have known it. I have experienced the fulfillment of so many hopes and dreams. Nothing lasts forever.
There are so many of us who are struggling, suffering through hard, gut wrenching, painful circumstances. So often we just own them as an attack from the enemy or consequences for our own bad choices. But there is another option. God may be allowing the sifting in your life to teach you how to trust Him more, to love Him more, to depend on Him more.
So many times, I have wanted to give up before the end, before God has a chance to really show Himself. It’s so hard to keep pushing forward, to keep looking up. To keep hoping when absolutely everything before my eyes is hopeless. But something in my soul has always refused to quit. Overcoming isn’t about always knowing what to do or making the perfect choice. Overcoming is about not quitting. Overcoming is about looking up. Overcoming is about letting God love me when I am dark, when I am gritting my teeth in anger, when I am broken and ugly, when I feel betrayed and hopeless. Did you know that you can overcome too? I want nothing more than to scream it from the highest mountain….”YOU CAN OVERCOME!! YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER!!! YOU JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET!!” Did you know that this is in you? You are capable. You are qualified….not because of your own confidence but because HE SAYS SO!! You are MORE than an overcomer! When everything is shouting otherwise, God says you can do this. All you have to do is come alongside His plan, whatever that may be, whether you even know what that is or not. Just say yes. JUST SAY YES!!! You can’t even imagine the fullness on the other side. Remember, nothing lasts forever and HE ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES!!! If this is you, tell me. Reach out to me. DO NOT stay silent. I want to pray for you. I want to encourage you. I want to point you to HIM. Please. Be bold. Take a risk. JUST SAY YES! You will never regret it. You will only regret not trying. You will only regret being in the same place next week, next month, next year, because you never looked up and tried…..