We can conquer anything in this day.
For I know the thoughts I have toward you says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
This past week I faced new challenges. New transitions in school and new challenges at home. Getting to know my students and adjusting to my new schedule. However, God’s grace prompted to strategize and perfect my situation even in sticky circumstances.
I began to feel conflicted and weighed down. My timing, mixed emotions, fatigue, and processing everything. I had so much on my mind and lost focus of actually creating steps to execute. Life has a way of hitting you in the face when you’re not paying attention!
Why do we struggle? Is it in our best interest? What I’ve come to realize is how we operate is a reflection of our hearts.
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23
What have you been wrestling with? Fear? Doubt? Depression? Insecurity? Panic? Whatever it is, it will eventually drain you if you don’t release. This is not an overnight fixer but embrace that journey of God uprooting ever lie that you’ve partnered with.
What have you allowed to harbor in your heart? Have you become bitter? Have you lost hope? Have you become complacent? Our hearts hold chambers and we have to allow the blood of Christ to flow through.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
What are you meditating on? Whatever we believe shapes our reality. If you take on a lie that you’re unimportant or that you don’t matter your life will reflect that. The enemy loves when we partner with lies. Sometimes we do it unknowingly. We fear that things won’t work out or we joke about it. Meditate on God’s word and other sources of light. Read an empowering book. Listen to some worship music! I love instrumentals.
Side note: Be mindful of who is in your circle!
What are you speaking? Speak the truth. Speak affirmations like these.
G o d, y o u ’r e s t i l l g o o d.
Regardless of how bad you may feel your day has gone, there is always a reason to be grateful. You serve the King of Kings!
What are you wearing? I’m not referring to those nice khakis or ripped jeans you have on but what is your spiritual armor? When you wake up put on your armor! Read Ephesians 6:10-18.
If the Son sets you free, you are truly free. – John 8:36