Living Brave in Adversity

Day #6

Welcome to Monday!

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I don’t know about you, but on my little journey of life, it seems that just as I am gaining some momentum, minding my own business, a skip in my step, swinging my arms, whistling a tune,  out of no where, I get blasted by a strong wind of adversity.

REALLY?  

Once I catch my breath, I will often say things like this to myself?

“Why didn’t you see that coming?”

“Pay attention more.”

“Not again?”

But the truth of the matter is, it’s just life here in a broken world, and  we are more than conquerers in HIM.

Jesus said in John 16:33

33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials anddistress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]  Amplified.

My peace and joy and assurance, do not come from this world or the things of this world.

They are founded in who HE is in me and who I am in him.

Galatians 2:20

 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Amplified

Complete Trust.  (again)

Today, I need to trust Christ with a mind block, a road block on my journey.

I need to push aside “my” feelings that can be deceptive and wrap my mind around his promises.  He will do what he says he will do.

Numbers 23: 19 God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Today, is a day, where I make a conscious choice to sit on the path and feel sorry for myself/circumstances or I get back up, brush myself off and refuse to bend to the lying voice of the enemy.

I will get back up, and stare adversity in the face.

Because it’s what I do.  It’s who I am in HIM.  Who he is in ME.

Where are you today on your journey?

Live Brave Question #6 

What do you need to TRUST Jesus with today?

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