Some days are harder than others. Especially since a big part of the world became quarantined, it has been even harder for some people to stick to their business and life goals. On any normal day, I have to push and fight my own inner demons along with the other hate and negativity that comes my way.
When you have dreams and goals you're determined to see through, you fight harder because the enemy will use anyone or anything to bring doubt your way. To bring distraction so you end up focusing on everything that appears to be wrong, instead of you focusing on your ultimate goal - whatever you truly believe God has called you to do! You find yourself trying to prove doubters wrong while battling your own thoughts. It only takes a small opening for the enemy to get inside your head, and if we aren't quick to pull down those thoughts, they will take root!
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
~2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The world can be a scary place with all the violence, heartache and overwhelming negativity. I don't have all the answers but I know where to go to find comfort. God's Word is full of promises and when I pray and journal, it helps me endure those fearful moments that attempt to overtake me in more healthier way. I'm all about positivity and God using me to shine His light, but I struggle and question things like anyone else. I'm not exempt, except I try my best to not dwell or let my mind wander. It dawned on me yesterday that what I'm currently doing in 2020 are dreams and goals I've had for over 10 years! I've learned to let my dreams be my wings and not give all of my energy past mistakes, past failures, past habits of procrastinating and so on. There's no doubt I should be further along in life but dwelling on it will only keep me stuck. I'm focusing on where I'm at now, what God is doing through me and in my life...right now! When I allow my mind to get to a wandering state, it eventually goes to a dark place and my faith will start to waiver. God has been beyond good to me, even in my darkest times. Even when I sat on the gifts He gave me. Even when I detoured from what He put in my hands to do, He was still good to me which showed me that I had to learn to be good to myself. God showed me I can do all things through Christ, no matter how scary or uncertain things may appear, I can and I will!
The next time someone tells you that you can't do something or it won't work, even if those thoughts are your own, say out loud: I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF GOD! I CAN'T BUT GOD CAN!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13