Obstacles in life are ever present. At some point in life you will go through somethings. I don't care who you are, you will face some obstacles in your life. See you couldn't tell me this when I first gave my life to Christ. I thought that because I belong to God and I finally knew it that I wouldn't have to go through hard things anymore. I thought that I was marked safe from all hurt, pain and circumstances. I didn't know that some of the same struggles I had before will arise again. “I am exempt from all things considered bad,” I would tell myself. “Because I belong to God, He ain't gonna let nothing unfavourable come my way.” That was truly how I felt, but something happened that I never saw coming. I experienced and still experience good days, bad days, ups and downs, obstacle after obstacle continues to grow in my life. Fathomed by the fact that God has allowed these things to happened, I began to pray, but not pray pray. Ok let me explain. I was like, “ Hey God it's me, you know your daughter, like I had just gave my life to you and I know you will protect me and bless me and keep me, but some stuff has been happening and I'm not sure if you remembered that I had came to you, like I'm yours, so if you will can you remove all this stuff and just replace it with blessings? Amen.” All I gotta say is thank God for growth. Thank you Lord for understanding. Because if I had been that same girl now, I'd be in trouble. Se3 my thoughts were when you give your life to God it was a trade. Like here God take all the bad and He in return would give all things good to me. Boy was I wrong.
I've learned that even as a Christian I will still face obstacles. It's not about what you go through but HOW you go through it. The bible tells me that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Although this is true, it doesn't mean that I am exempt from threats by these weapons. They definitely will form but God promised they won't prosper. But, what does that mean exactly? I'm glad you asked. It simply means things will arise in your life, but do not fear because those things will not kill you. This life lesson has been embedded in my brain ever since I learned this principle. I always remember my mom's utterance of the words “ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. “ reflecting on my mom's words put everything in right standing. Becoming a Christian doesn't just take away all bad and replace it with all good experiences. Instead, I am faced with the same and sometimes new obstacles, troubles, trials and tribulations, but this time I know without a doubt these things can't kill me. God has me. He promised to never leave me nor forsake me. So when problems arise in my life prayer mixed with faith will get me through. Besides, I can stand on this promise all things work together for good to them that love God and are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28. In other words YOU GOT THIS. Just last week I was hit with thing after thing after thing. I went to court for a traffic ticket and left out feeling like a criminal. I went to the doctor and learned that my job is making my health worse. I've been feeling like crap and my depression was starting to set in, but I looked in the mirror and remembered who's I am. I had to get myself together, “Yadie get it together sis. You know God got you. You know situations happen and troubles come. You know that everything ain't gonna go the way you want it to. You know this. So why are trippin. Stop crying, pick yo head up and let God do your fighting. Give Him the praise He deserves. This battle is not yours. Stop jumping in the ring when you were not built for the fight. God got you, and you got this!!
How do you face your trials?