To say I have been faced with many challenges is an understatement.
Thank God we don't look like what we've been through, otherwise the things we have managed to conceal would be displayed on the frown lines and wrinkles on our face, a sad and dark aura that shows up when we walk into the room or just plain bad attitude or( fill in any negative word here).
*Sigh*... that is how i begin this post, with a huge sigh... i'm not sure if it is of relief that most of us have come to the knowledge that some things may never change and we have accepted it or it is the thought of knowing what can possibly go wrong and we are not sure how to deal or handle it.
LIFE IS DIFFICULT!! Lets call a spade a spade, Its almost feels like a high intensity military training ground where the only option is to fight to survive or succumb and ...well die!
We may never know why the things that happen to us happen, or why other people seem to be having it easier than you (or me). It is like with every phase (stage) in our lives, there is a pre-arranged struggle waiting to challenge our strength and discipline; To test our faith and sometimes mock our weaknesses.
To this is say, "BRING IT ON"... Bring on the battles and watch God fight them all, bring on the struggles and watch God strengthen me through it, Bring On the fears and uncertainties and watch my Faith at work, Bring on the pain and losses and watch me learn from them and Grow. BRING IT ON!
We were put on this earth for a purpose, and the enemy is not happy about that... His best weapon is the pain, challenges, spiritual attacks, lack, losses etc. To that I answer, God is REAL and He is ALIVE and I believe in Him. As long as He gives me breath and wakes me up every morning, there is hope. And if he chooses to allow us go through struggles, its only to toughen us up.
So see every downfall as an opportunity to rise up stronger, every disappointment as a detour from failure, every loss as a means to gain wisdom, every pain as a training to stand firm in the face of tough situations...
Lets no be afraid, NOT anymore! If God brings you to it, He will take you through it. First we must be on His side.
I leave you with these words by John Aughey- “God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
We are STRONG in God, the sooner you realize who you are in Christ, the stronger your Will to face the storms of life head on knowing that God is ALWAYS by you side and He will NEVER let you down.
To that challenge, tell it: BRING IT ON!