Lord not again!!! Why am I constantly being tested and tried? Always faced with the same situations, same frustrations…when will this all be over? Can I just get a break? PLEASE?!?!?!
Ever felt like that? *Hand raised* Yes, I’ll answer it for you. That’s exactly how I felt the other day. I had a moment, ANOTHER weak moment. I just wanted to throw my hands up and walk away. A moment of brief defeat. Thoughts of “things will never change” or “you will be in this situation forever”, face this is your life. Again I had to say “Lord not again” and in that moment I heard it plain as day “You were created for this.”
First instinct was like really God I was created to struggle? Not me, I don’t deserve this I deserve so much better. Right? WRONG! Why not me? If I never went through any tests I wouldn’t need the Lord and would feel as though i could do it all on my own. These things are set up to give me a testimony so that I can use it to encourage someone else along the way. All I need to do is change my perception of these things, change my thinking and most importantly change my reaction to it all. Instead of falling victim to the current circumstance or situation I need to instead speak life and apply the Word of God to the situation.
Feeling defeated? Proclaim “I am more than a conqueror”
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].” – Romans 8:37
Feeling like you will never achieve financial freedom? Proclaim “I shall be the lender and not the borrower”
“The Lord will open for you His good treasure house, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. 13 The Lord will make you the head (leader) and not the tail (follower); and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully.” – Deuteronomy 28:12-13
Feeling like you will never accomplish that goal you’ve been praying about for what seems like forever? Proclaim “No good thing will He withhold from me”
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord bestows grace and favor and honor; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” – Psalms 84:11
What is my point today? In order to walk in victory we have to make sure that we are speaking life into every situation. No matter what you are faced with today, in this very moment, remind yourself “I was created for this”. It is so easy to get caught up in our feelings and emotions instead of relying the One who has all the answers we need. Flip that thing around. Instead of crying and complaining pray for clarity and while you wait on a response, study and apply the Word to your situation just as I did for myself above. You were created in God’s own image and are therefore equipped to overcome any and every situation you are faced with in life. If you are a believer of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His precious Holy Spirit dwells inside of you, be encouraged in knowing that you are not in this thing alone. Our Father promises never to leave us nor forsake us!
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6.
You are stronger than you think sis. Keep fighting the good fight, stay encouraged, focus on the positives and remember to use your Help from within!
Peace & Blessings,