Perseverance through a storm!

 —  August 16, 2017 — 4 Comments
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  I don’t often speak of my predicament because I don’t want people to feel obligated to feel sorry for me. But I feel there are many people trapped in a mentality of   “why me.” God is the antidote to our ‘why me” funk! We just need to acknowledge we live in a fallen (messed up) world and life can suck. But with God’s help, we can find our purpose!  17 years ago I found myself paralyzed from the neck down, at that moment I had two choices: throw a pity party or say, “I don’t know why this happened but, I am going to trust God in this storm.”

     There are many examples in the Bible of perseverance through a storm, and one that comes to mind is the Apostles Paul. In the book of 2 Corinthians chapter 11 gives us a quick tour through all the junk he went through spreading Jesus to the world! But instead of complaining his mind is on the people of the Christ:

Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. (Corinthians 11:28 (NIV)

As a Christian, we all have a purpose in life, that means you! You need to reach people for Christ-like someone reached you! I am not saying you have to become a Pastor-Evangelist, but instead of focusing on oneself focus on GOD’S  CHILDREN!

4 responses to Perseverance through a storm!

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    GeriBeron Toadvin August 19, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    I’m DONE, I can’t take much more of GOD ignoring me, I wish that he would just kill me already, because I’ve failed him, I don’t want to be around, I’m not happy at all, I’ve cried, prayed, complained, everything, and it’s falling on deaf ears, I’m too scared to take my own life, and I can’t return to church because I’ve gotten shunned, all because I’m suffering with serious mental & physical issues, my marriage is falling apart, my family treats me like a joke, I’m in constant pain everyday, I’M DONE, GIVING UP.

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      This breaks my heart because I have been right where you are, but it’s a big fat lie! I have been in your same situation before my stroke I was a Church going, person. I was even seen as a leader! 😀 But on the inside, I was going crazy. I was focused so much on what my fellow Christian thought I forgot what Christ thought of me! I was so focused on my failures; I thought Christ couldn’t hear a serial sinner! LOL!!! 😉 He loves us sinners and is speaking to us, but sometimes we can listen to Him through the lies of Satan and his workmen.

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      I couldn’t stop thinking about your issues, so I pray for you all day! You reminded me of when I wanted to kill myself. My fear didn’t come from the pain of the act, but how my soul might be taken to hell!

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