Suppose you are or have been going through a hard time and have been very discouraged lately. Maybe you’ve felt a sense of loss, pity, depression, anxiety, worry, or just a very heavy burdened pressure. Have you felt impatient or frustrated? Have you felt de-valued or downtrodden? Or maybe you feel you’re in an odd state of confusion. Whatever it is that you may be feeling or going through, keep reading, because this post is for you.
Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” My friends, this is a promise that we can surely rely on! If you truly trust and believe in the Almighty and put all your faith in Him during such afflictions, you can dance for joy because He’s got your back! He will always be with you, and you need not worry. He believes that you are strong enough to go through the wretched waters, so don’t be afraid to go through them because He is with you and everything happens for a reason. You. Are. Worthy. You are valued, and you are loved.
What greater love is there than a man that laid down His life so that you could live. Would we be willing to make that sacrifice in return? When I think about everything that my Savior has given up so freely for me, it really makes me think how much am I willing to sacrifice for His sake? Or even for my family and friends? It makes me question why we complain so much when we go through a hard time, even if it’s something small; yet we think it significant. The joy of the Lord is our strength. You are strong; you can handle it. Next time something negative happens whether it’s in your life or someone else’s, try bouncing back with positivity. Maybe it’s a positive act, thought, or word. You will be surprised how good you will feel from acting the opposite of how your flesh would normally react. You will feel the peace of God rush in, and a sense of joy and strength. Wow, one simple change of attitude and the way that you respond to things can truly change your way of living! And it can also make an impact in other’s lives as well! That should be part of our goal in life: to make a positive impact in each other’s lives. But first we must start with getting ourselves on the right track. Remember that one wrong word or action has the possibility of making a huge impact on one’s life. Choose LIFE. Start by speaking life and positivity over your situation and over yourself.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”. There are way too many people living in this world who live with the spirit of death and they don’t even know it. Fear, doubt, envy, worry, anxiety, self-consciousness, and more all lead to the spirit of death. Those attributes are not of Yahweh. Some people live in this box of fear sealed with so many things inside that press them down, leading them away from the truth that can and will set them free. They need to be reminded of who they are and what their potential can be. They need to be recharged.
Are you one of these people that needs to be recharged? Do you need to be reminded of who you are through Yeshua (Jesus)? Let go of everything that you have been holding on to, even the simple things that you may think to be unimportant or too small. Nothing is too big or small for God to handle. You have a huge calling on your life. You were born with an anointing. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t lose hope. He needs to get you where you are supposed be for you to be able to walk out your calling to its fullest potential. You are able and can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. The evil things people have said or done to you in the past were wrong and those things are not of Yahweh. You are His beloved, and He delights over you! Your life has meaning, and you are more than qualified to win the race. Do whatever you need to do to “recharge” your life and perspectives so that you can make a positive difference in this world. Be encouraged instead of discouraged, positive instead of negative, accepting instead of rejecting, and charged of the Holy Spirit instead of empty.