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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Bring it on.

Silence is my friend.

When the world comes crashing down around you, sometimes all I can do is be silent. No words will do anything or mean anything.

I'm in a place where all I can do is rely on God. And I suppose that is the best place to be. It doesnt' matter how much I'm hurting, it doesn't matter how many tears I cry- all I need to do is stand on what I know. And what I know is Jesus. I may not know what is going to happen tomorrow, I may not know what is going to happen tonight. I may feel like my future has been taken from me. None of that matters. All that matters is knowing Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

I was born as a fighter, so in the midst of trials, in the midst of hardships I will fight. I will fight for my King, even when I feel battered and bruised. I will trust Him.

If God says that I'm an overcomer, then I am an overcomer. If He says that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me, then heck, I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

He says that He knows the plans He has for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me. No matter what my world may shout at me, that this is a hopeless situation and a time for me to fall in a heap and crumble.. I will not. I will trust what He says about my life.

He knows all. He is all.


The true test of a persons faith is when they are faced with impossible odds. The true test comes in the times of trial. James tells us to consider it PURE JOY whenever we face trials of many kinds, for it is the testing of our faith that develops perserverance. So you know what?

Bring it on.

If this is going to make me a stronger person, if this is going to develop my character and perseverance. Then, Bring It On.

I will grit my teeth, I will run forward. I will not look back, but I will take a hold of the promises that God has for my life. Despite the hurt, despite the rejection, despite the tears that are streaming down my face- I will stand. I will stand my ground. Stand firm. Draw near to God, He will draw near to me.

Nothing is going to stop me from walking in all that God has for me.

I'm hurting, yet I'm excited. I'm angry, yet I feel peace. My instincts tell me to buy a plane ticket and to fly somewhere and to get away. But, I will not. I will stay. I will not run.

It's in these times that the glory of Jesus can shine.


Devil, you have nothing on me. So Bring it On.


Devil, I will not stop living for the King. So Bring it On.


Devil, you will not steal my praise and my joy. So Bring it On.


Bring it on.

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posted by Samantha Louise 12:07 PM  
 
3 Comments:
  • At January 23, 2007 at 12:40:00 PM GMT+11, Anonymous Peter said…

    Buy a plane ticket and head west ;)

    My favourite word for describing God in control is His "sovereignty" over my life. Look up the meaning of that word.

     
  • At January 23, 2007 at 1:10:00 PM GMT+11, Blogger mandy4889 said…

    i just got a comment from you on my blog, do you mind me asking who you are? you seem pretty cool & thanks

     
  • At January 23, 2007 at 8:13:00 PM GMT+11, Blogger Littlesteph said…

    Wow Louise! *inspired*!!!!!!!

    I know it hurts heaps when life forces us to eat its lemons, but I LOVE being at the time in life where everything is wrong and going horribly down the gurgler, and nothing seems worth it anymore and I just want to give up, because I know in times like that, that that is where God is getting all the glory again, because lets face it, I can't do ANYTHING without Him :)

    At times when it seems futile and your down in the dirt, focus on God and centre everything on Him. Don't let the Devil take a foothold of you whilst your down, because he will keep kicking and kicking. Instead throw some dirt in the devils face and get back up there!

    I encourage you to stick at it, and never give up no matter what happens, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and theres always God with you always!

     

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