Have you ever formulated a plan, prayed about it, and felt a peace…only to move forward and watch it fall apart?
Have you ever caught yourself saying something that surprised you? Maybe you heard yourself talking about someone else in a negative way; or maybe you caught a pessimistic attitude taking root through your speech.
If you’ve lived life with people for any amount of time, you’ve probably experienced pain and frustration. None of us are perfect this side of eternity. Forming authentic relationships necessitates that we develop conflict and forgiveness skills.
In my leadership journey, I’ve come across some strange Christians. These individuals seem to think that, if we pretend something isn’t so, it’s going to go away. For example, they ignore emotional and physical pain, claiming that it doesn’t exist. Some Christians see acknowledging the pain as a lack of faith. They think that, if they simply claim victory over it, it will disappear immediately 100% of the time.
Do you constantly put yourself down about how you act, or what you say, on a daily basis? God doesn’t measure you the way you measure yourself. God sees us in spite of our pains, weaknesses, and shortcomings. It’s time to discover how God uses pain and start living a life that has meaning and value.
Depression. Guilt. Brokenness. Sickness. Hopelessness. These are all tactics the enemy uses to make you feel unworthy of all God has for you. But the key to unlocking God’s supernatural power in your life is staying in the race and fighting the fight of good faith. It doesn’t matter how much wrong you’ve done or what others have said about you. When you push through your pain and trust God in spite of your situation, He will give you peace in the midst of your storm!