Ever feel like you have been in an ongoing battle with the world? Do you feel as if you get jabbed one more time you would be knocked out? I have a little secret...the battle is already won and you’re on top! Stop crying and wipe the tears from your face because God hears you and sees you.
Ever felt like an outcast or no one really cares about you? God does...for He's the one that sees you. Yes, you. The you, no one else sees. The real you. The one that cried out in the middle of the night. The one that people don't ask to make sure is okay. The one they know that all is well because you hold a strong outer appearance. The thick-skinned you. The one that words are crumbling and crushing you on the inside, but because you practiced holding the pieces together ever so gently and still for so long the small cracks don't show.
There's something that I have to tell you...
Time for what you ask?
Time to let go. Time to show who you really are. Time to take off that cover-up that's hiding the true you from showing.
The Bible says in Ephesians 6:11-13,
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
That it's not us fighting with people. It's not us fighting with our jobs. It's not us fighting with our family ...our friends...our neighbors... But it's spiritual warfare battling it out for the top place. It's our job to be ready for it. Suit up! Because the battle's just begun.
Father God, I thank You for the trials and tribulations that I am going through in my life. Use each one as a test to know You better than I did before. I know you are the Author and Finisher of my story... my life. Allow me to suit up in your armor ....the Armor of God! Abide and live in me Holy Spirit. Make my every step strategic within each test and make it a testimony. Allow me to be a living witness to You and Your Word as Your son Jesus Christ was. As He rose from the grave and lived, do the same for me; pull me out of this grave I put myself in so I may live a life of abundance through You and for You! May you shine through me as this battle continues until the day you return for your people. I am a living sacrifice to you, Lord! Have your way in my life. In Jesus' Name.
Song to listen to: "In the Arms" by Terrian & "I Got That (ft. 1K Phew) - Remix" by Anthony Brown & group therAPy