Thursday, October 27, 2011

Key to Success

Do not ever give up. We all fall. We all stumble.
Get up! Try again!
You only fail when you refuse to continue the fight.

We all face various trials and struggles in our lives. We are faced with troubles caused sometimes by our own mistakes, misdeeds or misunderstanding, sometimes by other's, and still sometimes, just life.

It can be so discouraging.

I know. It would be easier sometimes to curl up in a ball and cry. Never get out of bed. Why bother, when you have already failed miserably and will just face more defeat?

But that is the enemy speaking. Remember him? The enemy of our souls? The father of lies? He would like nothing more than for you and I to give up, to stop trying. He would like nothing more than for us to lay down and never stand again.

But we not alone!

In John 16:33, Jesus tells us, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

All of our troubles, all of our hurts, sicknesses, and pain can be brought to Him. And just like our own hearts, can be transformed.

I am thinking these thoughts, because I have struggles too.

I have so many blessings.

I have an amazing, loving, strong husband.
I have beautiful, intelligent, healthy children.
I have a gorgeous home, and a garden, and chickens and ducks.

I have so much.

And then something happens and I realize,
I have so much that I could lose.

And the enemy would like nothing more, than for me to stop right there and mourn what I have and could lose, when in fact, I should be standing and kicking butt, and FIGHT FOR WHAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME!

I intend to.
I will not give up.
I will not ever fail, because I will never accept defeat.

The price is simply too high.

Join me. Pray for the Lord to gird us with strength, to guide our hearts, and to give us victory in our homes and in our lives.

May God richly bless you. <3

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