Learn How To Fight…

brooklyn-street-art-joe-iurato-muhammad-ali-evolve-gallery-webI wish I could say how amazing and awesome this season of life feels and looks, but I would be lying. Yes, I know one day, I’ll be grateful for everything I’m going through because it would of have molded my character, made me more Christlike, and prepared me for my purpose…

Truthfully speaking, the process is painful. When the devil attacks, he goes IN. It hurts. You don’t know whether to laugh or to break down and cry. Back to back you keep getting tested and things are CONSISTENTLY falling apart. Your mind seems to be bombarded by the  voice of demons and the voice of your own hurt who tell you to quit and just give up. It’s the voice that makes you question whether or not God lied when He said in His word that He will never leave nor forsake you. It’s the voice that makes you even question Gods love for you..

I know because I’ve been there. I am there. But it’s in those moments where God, my Father has taught me how to fight. It’s in those moments where God has taught me to STAND on His shoulders when I’m tempted to just climb down, lay down and allow the devil to just have his way. It’s in those moments where I learned how to be a soldier and not just a spectator…

This is a guarantee: You WILL get tested. You will face trial, tribulation and suffering as a Christian. It is a PROMISE

1 Peter 4:12-13 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

Don’t be surprised. Suffering is A PART of this walk. As humans, we HATE suffering (I know I do) , but if we are to conform to Christ, its gonna take some struggle and it’s gonna hurt. This is where “cute christianity” goes out the window and we learn how to truly go to war for our faith. This is where mere sunday services and only praying before meals doesn’t cut it anymore… (and honestly, it never did)

The truth is, you’re going to have great days when your faith is through the roof., when even in the midst of your suffering, you still FEEL awesome. But you may also have days when your faith is hanging by a thread. It’s the ongoing war between what we know to be true through the word of God and how we feel through our emotions…

Suffering trained me to be a prayer warrior. On the days when I wanted to quit and just let satan have his way, prayer was the only weapon that kept me from losing the war. Whatever you do, don’t quit. You’re being sharpened. Your prayer life is being sharpened. You don’t roll over and just lay there. You fight. You pray. You read the word even when you don’t feel like it and it seems to be pointless. Now is the time to skip out on some outings, just to stay home and sit before God. Now is the time to put away every weight and distraction and cling to your faith like never before. Now is the time to learn what it means to be a solider for Christ and not just a spectator that attends church every once in awhile. Now is the time to partake in the same sufferings as our savior, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross DISREGARDING it’s shame and who is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God…

Take heart. You are not alone. Your emotions are not god. He is faithful despite what you’re going through. Keep fighting by standing on the shoulders of God and keep in mind that this season will not last forever. For us Christians, there is hope and there is eternity with God to look forward to, when we realize that every single thing we ever went through on this earth was more than worth it…

Love y’all! xox

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4 thoughts on “Learn How To Fight…

  1. Wow! I so needed this. I’ve been going through it too. But you are so right suffering is apart of the journey as a christian. I often find myself meditating on 1 Peter 5:10 to get through “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” God is doing something great through you. Never stop writing and pushing the word of God. God Bless Sis!

  2. Thanks for sharing sis…I was just going thru the testings. As you rightfully said its NOT easy. In these moments I truly sit and cry before God not before man or friends God himself because only He knows the comfort I need. In these times I’m TOTALLY honest with my thoughts and feelings to God. The comfort I receive from Him priceless. Sis your posts always blesses my heart. Thanks for sharing. God bless you! Thx for your transparency it helps me a lot to know I’m not the only one going thru these emotions and struggles.

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