Happy Tuesday, everyone! Some of you expressed that you missed a new post yesterday...I'm new to this blogging thing, so bear with me while I get my scheduling together. Please know that this is not just a hobby for me, but something I am very passionate about and divinely inspired by God to carry out. My endeavor is to encourage, inspire and enlighten you along your walk with, or to, Christ...a task I do not take lightly. I ask that you keep me lifted as I purpose to live out God's plan for my life.
Now, on to your Divine Words for the day...
Lately, I've found myself reflecting on my life over the past few years. The latter part of 2006 to the end of 2009 were the most trying times of my life. It seemed like I couldn't win for losing and everything that could go wrong did. There were days when I wanted to find a hole and crawl in it...deep down in it. I suffered long periods of depression, hopelessness and despair. Although I attended church and bible study faithfully, prayed regularly, participated in every fast called by the Pastor and read my Bible, I was in a place where I'd lost ALL hope. I'd lost my will to fight and had given in to defeat.
I remember during the last few weeks of 2009, I'd reached a very low point and was at the realm of self-destruction. I'm such an introvert that I suppress things by keeping them to myself until I become as a ticking time bomb, ready to explode. One night, I realized that I could no longer go at this alone, so I poured my heart out to a friend, a fellow sister in Christ. We often think that we don't need one another. We have an "as long as I've got Jesus, I don't need nobody else" mentality, which is only true to a certain extent. God often uses people to speak into our lives, encourage us, pick us up and help us along the way.
This friend spoke so prophetically into my life that I was in awe of how God had used her to help pull me out of my place of despair. One thing she helped me to remember is that God has great purpose for my life and the enemy desires to steal it. She reminded me that I had to TAKE my life back and at that point, that is exactly what I set in my mind to do. Today, I am in a much better place spiritually and emotionally. God has brought me from a mighty long way...
You have to make up in your own mind that enough is enough. You've been in the valley long enough. God is saying that it's time to come out; you've been depressed, suppressed and oppressed for far too long. Satan knows that God has placed greatness within you, so he will stop at nothing to keep you from walking in your divine purpose. You may be experiencing some tumultuous times in your life right now, but don't become a victim of defeat. TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK! "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matthew 11:12) Ask God to restore the fight in you...I'm a witness that He will do it.
If the New Year hasn't started off quite right, choose today to start afresh. You are not defeated, but you are victorious through Jesus Christ! Always remember this: You are the head and not the tail. You are above and not beneath. You are rich and not poor. You are the lender and not the borrower. You are blessed and highly favored because greater is He that is within you, than he that is in the world!
Live more...worry less...laugh often!