I choose to believe the opposite of what I see. I choose to believe that God is working on my behalf. You see, I’ve taken two too many loses, but I believe that through Christ, I win. I’ve been waiting for a breakthrough for so long, but I choose to believe that God’s grace is sufficient. I’ve been mentally and verbally declaring those things that are not, as if they were, and I believe that my words have power and life, and through Christ, they will come to past.
I get weary sometimes, but I believe Isaiah 40:29, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” I don’t have everything I want, but I believe Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Sometimes I get anxiety; I battle depression, and I want to give up, but I believe Matthew 24:13, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” I also believe and declare, Romans 8:18, “The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
I was feeling down about some things, but God told me to focus on Heaven and let Him take care of me. In other words- I’ve been focusing on the wrong things. I’ve been focusing on how uncomfortable I am, but I haven’t been paying attention to what God is doing in this uncomfortable season of my life, and for that, I had to repent. Although it’s hard sometimes, I am reminded to count my blessings. I’ve learned that gratefulness is a powerful remedy against depression.
I know without a shadow of doubt that I’m favored by God. He’s shown me countless times that He’s a way maker, a healer, a protector, and He’s always on time. It’s when I start comparing where I want to be, to where I am, is when I get depressed. It’s when I look at others success and compare it to mine, is when I get anxious. It’s when my progress isn’t progressing according to my timeline, that I get frustrated, but I choose to believe, Ecclesiastes 9:11, (ISV) “The race doesn’t go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.”
The above scripture is a reminder that we all go through, and having the mindset of happiness being a certain amount of success, or a house, a car, or a certain amount of money, or anything pertaining to this world is a set up for misery. The idea of being who we want to be or where we want to be in life seems great in our minds; but our happiness should not be in where we aren’t or in what we don’t have. Obtaining those things may help ease some things, but we will always face challenges, and it’s what we choose to believe in those times of adversity, that’s either going to make us or break us.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I invite you to read an excerpt from my book, “How to let go and let God.”
Be blessed. ❤️