Day 26: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?
Well it’s countdown Day-26! There’s a press in me today. It began when I thought about the number of days left in this countdown. A negative thought came this morning. I heard; “25 more days is an awfully long time.” But with my looking forward to peeling back more layers, and uncovering more of God’s personal promises; it is worth it.
The pressure from a mixture of responsibilities and obligations I’m dealing with is causing a scream: “Fight!” There’s a fight in me right now. Oh yes! A fight to press through to victory!
It’s so intense until it feels like I’m getting pumped up for a fist fight. Have you ever been in a fist fight? If so, I’m sure you threw some punches; and you took a few hits. But, didn’t you fight to win? That’s where I am today; in a fight to win.
What are some of the fights you face?
Sometimes you have to fight to finish what you started. Fight to keep going. Fight to hold on to hope. Fight to trust God. Fight to love your enemies. Fight to have confidence in what God has placed in you. Fight to stay positive in a world full of negativity. Fight to look past people’s faults and see their need. Fight to focus on what’s important; and discard trivial blockers. Fight to stay organized. Fight to stop saying, “Yes,” to people; when God is telling you to say, “No.” Fight to cultivate the fruit of the spirit in you. Fight to draw closer to The Lord. Fight to keep your mind on God’s Word; especially when you’re in spiritual warfare. Oh, yes! You have to fight; because, there’s a war going on.
Mainly; “Fight the good fight of faith!”
This is what has pushed through the warfare all day; “Fight the good fight of faith.” (cf 1 Tim. 6:12) At first, I complained to God about my problems. I blaimed God and asked Him, “Why didn’t you warn me; before I landed in this financial debacle.” I clearly heard the Lord say, “Rochelle you made some poor choices in the past seven months. What you didn’t do is stop, pray, ask me first, and listen for an answer. You just jumped into situations.”
Wow! Now I have to drop the frustration, repent to God, pray to God; and allow Him to guide me through this. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)
How do you fight, AND simultaneously remember God’s personal promises?
Actually, the two actions compliment one another. Here’s a storm that triggers them. “When you keep checking your account balances; subtract what’s due; and you don’t have enough; worry comes. When you’ve missed paying bills to do other things; and the companies call you around the clock; irritation comes. When anxiety bombards your thoughts; your autopilot has two gears.”
Fear or fight.
My friends, which gear will you shift into? Fear or fight? Fear will smother your peace; and bother your rest. Fear mixed with guilt will have you angry with yourself; and afraid God won’t come through. But, if you have repented; ask God for mercy, forgive yourself, and believe God’s got you. Go on and shift gears to fight. Whip fright and unrest with faith.
Fight the good fight of faith. Stand on the Word of God. Believe the Word. Study the Word. Meditate on the Word. Live the Word. Speak the Word. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 KJV) Thank God in advance. Praise your way into peacefully remembering God’s personal promises.
When you have peace; it clears your thoughts to think about what God has spoken to you. In your time of rest; you can hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you; the church; now. Be attentive to what God whispers or loudly speaks to you. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)
I’m loving this journey. Layers of fear and anxiety are peeling back today. My situation hasn’t physically changed yet; but my mindset has shifted to fight to the end. Praise God! I’m looking forward to what will happen in countdown Day-25. More personal promises; and more layers peeled.
Thank you for joining me today. I pray you’re enjoying the journey of remembering God’s personal promises to you.