All of us have a tendency to hang on to things we don’t need; and things we don’t need tend to hang on to us. Whether it’s bad relationships, depression, stress, worry, anxiety or toxic friends, we have a hard time letting go.
On No More Bandages! Facebook page I started “Claim It Monday.”
We put God’s word to the test and begin speaking and claiming what we need in our lives. We make the declarative statement of “whatever I need, I will get it today.”
Last Monday our claim was “letting it go.”
For me it’s my past. Last week’s blog I spoke about how my past and present continue to collide and I have to let it go. I can’t change the past so what’s the point in worrying myself to death over it.
God’s word promises so much but we have to stand on it and put it into practice.
Claim it Monday gets us thinking about what we need/desire/want and allows us to stand on faith and speak it.
We want to put on a happy face and pretend that all is right in our little world. But the reality is, we are broken and shattered. But remember, you being shattered is exactly why we have Jesus. His word says we are to cast our cares on him (1 Peter 5:7). So instead of faking it, we can go to him in a real way.
Tears in our eyes
Every hair out of place
Just the REAL you standing before your REAL father
He already knows what we’re going through but we have to step out on faith and come to him just as we are. Watch what he will do with those shattered and broken pieces. He is the healer, deliverer, doctor and everything in between.
I am a living witness to his power of healing and deliverance. It doesn’t mean I don’t have struggles, it just means that I do my best to run straight to him when those struggles decide they wanna take over.
I know I say it often but, don’t give up. Please don’t give up. Some may think they are fine and have no worries and if that is you then that’s awesome. But maybe there is someone around you who may be down. Maybe they have reached out to you but you don’t know how to respond. It’s your responsibility to intercede on their behalf. Maybe they’re not strong enough so it’s up to you to take them to God in prayer. Do your part so they may find the same peace and happiness as you have found.
If you are still struggling, I touch and agree with you this morning. I pray for you and you pray for me. That’s the only way we can become victorious.
There are better days ahead, you just have to endure the storm a little longer. But remember you are not alone in this storm. God is right beside you every step of the way.
So again I say don’t give up. Those better days are just around the corner.
NMB! is built with tears, pain, loss, bruises and frustration but stands firm on the promises and foundation of Jesus Christ.
If you desire to be around like minded individuals who are just trying to make it just like you, join us at No More Bandages! women’s ministry. We meet the first Wednesday of each month, 6-7pm, Refuge Temple Church, 555 Moler St, Columbus, Oh 43207
We also have “Breakfast Chat” on the first Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 am, Franklinton Library, 1061 W. Town Street, Columbus, Oh 43222. Bring your breakfast with you and let’s talk about today’s issues that you may be facing.
For more information visit us at http://www.nomorebandages.com