Hey all my handpicked people!!
I’m so sorry its been so long since you’ve last heard from me. To make a long story short –I’ve been facing back to back trials (busyness at work, murdered family member, mourning family, family issues, fear issues, etc.) and still standing in the midst of them! These trials have been teaching me alot especially showing me how imperative it is I get in the position God wants me in. I’ve allowed alot of fear of not knowing what the next level would hold, keep me from fully surrendering to God. I’m learning alot of new things about myself and this destiny God has planned for me. And when you’re learning about yourself and you have to be very careful not to ooze out issues opposed to resolutions. That’s why you haven’t heard from me much!! I tell you this much… you’re issues trials and tribulations are best announced when they accompany a testimony!!
So as I’m learning myself… I ran into fear again! I also ran into pride and doubt. As God is trying to show me where He wants me to be I become fearful because its so out of my norm, I realize that pride attacks me by shutting my mouth about my fears and doubt taunts me into thinking I’m just not worthy or good enough for God’s plan. All these things really caught me off guard! I couldn’t believe I was even dealing with these matters. But no matter what I feel… my heart is just so sewn into the hands of God I can’t turn from Him. So I’ve been gearing up in my prayer and communication with God on overload and the word COURAGE keeps coming to me. When I pray for my friends and family I pray God gives them Courage.
This morning on my way to work, I thought ” Courage is an underrated attribute but needed the most by every person! We all need courage to achieve and fulfill ANY goals in life, especially the ones God has for us! It is courage that will cause us to obtain the prize with integrity and a great sense of achievement!” It is very possible to achieve without courage but usually the fight and things that test you wear you down so thin there no time for celebration!! Instead of ” Thank God for giving me strength to make it through this!” your saying “THANK GOD!!! its over” You find little to no time to relish in how a great God made you a heroic victor in something that could have been so dreadful.
I just want everyone who reads this to have COURAGE! Courage will make every test and trial more fulfilling and build your character tremendously!
Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.
Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]