While sitting here on this couch, my cheeks puffed up like a chipmunk and my mind loaded down with various meds, I’ve had some time to really think. All these trials and tests we go through, the stronger you are, usually the harder the tests. But I keep hearing people say something that disturbs me. “God is testing me”, “He only tests the strong”, ect…
Well I have a revelation for you. God didn’t do any of this to you. We know Him better than that. In the desert when Jesus was being tested, who tested Him? Luke 4:1-13 clearly states that it was the enemy testing Him. If you’d like you can read it here http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:1-13&version=MSG
You see, God helps us grow through our tests, but He is not the one who puts us through them. He doesn’t criticize us by intervening when we don’t want His help, but waits patiently for us to call out to Him. In your many times of testing, take it as a challenge, give it all you have and don’t back down. Fight with everything in you, by the time you lose your energy you would have recovered anyway.
What’s the point of recovering if you don’t use the health you have?
I challenge you therefore, do something out of your comfort zone, do something worth the consequences, live without regret.
“Everybody dies but not everyone lives” ~Superchick
Take these thoughts not only into your mind, but also into your heart if you will. It only takes a second for one to die, especially if they were to take their own life. I’ve always heard people saying “how many people have you brought to God?” and stuff like that, but there’s more to your mission with that. People who have “found” God are suffering, and thinking about taking their own life, people God has chosen for great things are weeping because of the demons who torment them. In common thinking, it’s “safe” to think that demons only torment the lost, but that is a lie. The enemy sends his dark angels after people who are making a difference and people who will.
Instead of asking “how many people have you told about God” ask yourself, “How many lives have I impacted?” You might not even know, you could save a persons life and be unaware of it for years. Let me tell you this, if you’re trying to help someone, they’l come after you next, I know this. Ready yourself, put up a fight, don’t let them win, no longer… and by the way;
Please, don’t put on the full armor of God unless you intend on fighting in this war.
Live long and prosper, Tori Lynn