“You’re an overcomer
Stay in the fight ’till the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when he reminds you
That you’re an overcomer” – Mandisa
THIS SONG! Having Faith and dealing with obstacles is what gets me through. I FINALLY feel like I have overcome my pit. GOD GOT ME THROUGH! I went through the darkest time of my life. I felt alone, in the dark, desperate. I was depressed and anxious. I had the worst fear I would never get out. But I did. God did not leave me there. I know life is not always sunshine and rainbows, but whatever is thrown at me now, I have hope. I see my life through a different lens. I have joy now and a peace. The only way I got through my pit was because after 33 years I have finally given my life to God. This isn’t a pray when something little happens, or when I get scared, this is going through my day constantly aware of my Savior. Making decisions daily that I feel will further God’s Kingdom. I am in no way perfect or “good”, I am just a Child of God, joyously praising the Father that saved me. The joy I feel is intense. It breaks my heart to know people are out there struggling and don’t turn to God. I don’t know how they make it through.
Every small decision we make can be joyful and full of purpose. We don’t need excuses. No one is too busy for God or other people, none of us have fewer hours in the day. It is either important or it’s not. God is important or He’s not. People are important, or they’re not. You decide where to place your importance. You won’t move forward unless you stop making excuses. Jesus told us the most important of all was LOVE. If we love God and we love others, we make time for them. We don’t allow excuses to rule our lives. Become love, it changes your heart and mind. Those bitter feelings fall away because your heart changes. “You’re a minister to the hurting people around you.” A way to not stay stuck in anxiety is to focus on other people. My anxiety was selfish. MINE. It was focused on myself. When I turn my attention to others I don’t notice my anxiety as much. People are hurting and lonely and dealing with things we often can’t even imagine. The best example we can show of Christ is to love them. LOVE WITH NO LIMITS!
This new life I have is beautiful and the hope I feel I can’t find words for! I wish I had a way with words to describe what being a child of God is. I can say it is worth every dark day and every moment of anxiety. If I can get through my anxiety and out of my pit, anyone can… with God on your side. Life is beautiful friends.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6