We all know these times are challenging in so many ways. From our businesses being affected to our loved ones being separated. There’s even those who have dealt with loss through the virus that has swept across our nation.
There’s so much going on in this nation and the world that is unsettling. I’ve been dealing with some personal challenges and I’m sure you have too. Everyone has been affected by this and we are all in it together.
What I am choosing to do in this season is allow the Lord to teach me and grow me through it. I never want to remain the same. If I am ever capped off in life, then it is because I stopped growing at some point.
Challenges are meant to change us. If everything came easy, where would the growth be? Champions are made in the challenges they overcome.
Every one of you has the potential to be a champion. God did not make you for defeat. He made you with purpose. He knows the plans He has for you and they are good (not for destruction), to give you a hope and future. (Jeremiah 29:11). When the world is screaming destruction, God is saying restoration. When God is involved there is always hope.
I get it. It can seem as if the whole world is caving in around you, but as a child of God, you are called to be a champion even in the midst of destruction.
(Isaiah 60:1) Arise shine for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
(Isaiah 60:2) For behold darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people, but the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you
(Isaiah 60:3) The Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.
What does that mean? When you arise in the glory of the Lord, people will be drawn to your brightness. How do you arise in the glory of the Lord? You stay in the Presence of the Lord everyday. How do you do that? By simply spending time with Him and acknowledging Him throughout your day.
Light belongs in the darkness. People are looking for the light and we are called to be that light. We are children of the light. (1 Thess 5:5) May we recognize this season of opposition as an opportunity for us to arise and overcome. Why? Because, we are champions!