So, I’ve recently gone through a pretty testing season of life. And, I’ve learned that the only way to win battles is to fight them the right way.
But, before I go into the details, here’s a poem I wrote during this past season:
Dear God, I’m done I’m giving up I can’t carry this anymore I have nothing left The world couldn’t fill What I’m searching for But I still can’t Seem to find it Dear God, Help me Fight this battle Take this weight From my shoulders It’s killing me I’m done with the world I’m done searching Show me your truth Reveal your glory to me Dear God, Please Don’t make me wait Forgive me Restore me in your love Fill me with peace Show me your grace Help me see you Be my answer Dear God, I’m done searching For temporary answers In the world Because You are the answer I’ve been looking for This whole time You were there Waiting for me To find you Dear God, Thank you For waiting For me To come And find you In the midst Of the chaos You are And will always Be near
You see, I used to get really anxious in uncomfortable situations. And, I mean, REALLY anxious; I would bite my nails A LOT, and start to shut down to the people around me. I still currently have no nails while typing this, but they’re growing back, slowly (just like my relationships with some people)… Anyways, this past season or my life (the past 6 months) have been teaching me a lot about how to fight my battles in a positive, and productive way.
I’ve learned that fighting my battles is impossible alone; my own strength is not enough (that causes me to bite my nails a lot), and even when people help me, they can’t fully win the battle (especially spiritual battles). The only way I can truly win all my battles is by fighting them with God. He is the ultimate protector in my battles, and He gives me everything I need to win all my battles. And,this song has been an amazing reminder, and encourager for me, so I hope it inspires you as well.
Thanks for reading! I hope this post was insightful and encouraging to your soul; and that it filled your spirit with a new sense of hope for your battles.
A moment to remember who God is & who I am A moment of total surrender A moment of ultimate love A moment of perfect peace A moment of complete freedom A moment of finding hope A moment of unfailing grace A moment of uplifting truth
Love Peace Freedom Hope Grace Truth And the ultimate hiding place The one I kneel at the feet of The one that caries me through everything
His child His human vessel Dwelling in His house Called to do great things Spreading His glory Living my best life with Him
Through it all He continues to love To encourage To reveal To redeem To forgive To restart This amazing journey with me
“Is this what you really want? What about all my failures? Will you take this shame I feel? Can you really use me?”
“This is what I want for you. I forgive you. I can & will use you. Are you ready?”
Okay, I’ll think about it…”
“I promise these things. I will use your talents. I will teach you great things. I will help you. I will equip you. All you have to do is…
Trust & Follow me!”
“Okay, I’m ready. I will stop running. I surrender. Here I am.
Thanks for reading! I hope this inspired you to stop doubting yourself, stop running, & just have faith.
P.S. This post was inspired by my next trip (coming up in less than 3 weeks)!!! I can finally tell you more about it! I am going to Australia for 6 months (maybe longer…), and I’m so excited about this new adventure; I can’t wait to share all about it on this blog! If you’re interested in learning more about where I’m going, & what I’ll be doing, check out:
You try & try, over & over again, to fit in with the world. You think you’ll be happy when everyone likes you. You just want to feel part of something! All you want is to feel wanted. You want to feel happy & loved.
So, you try & try, over & over again to fit in. You try everything they like. You do what they do. You fall into sin & you act like them. But what happens is not what you hoped for! All your trying to fit in has actually made you feel unworthy of His love. You’ve sinned so much that now you feel too disconnected from Him. And, all of it wasn’t even worth it because you still don’t fit in.
You tried & tried, over & over again, & nothing changed. Things actually got worse. You still don’t fit in, & you slid further away from your goal. All you want now is to erase the past & start fresh. You realize as long as you fear Him, you’ll never fit in. You will always feel guilty, & people will feel awkward around you. You’ll never truly be one of them because you have Him on your side. And, He is always looking after you.
Stop trying & trying, over & over again to fit in. Trust Him, & experience His love & forgiveness. That’s when you will feel true joy. A joy that the world could never offer. He chose you, & He will never give up on you. You are, & you will forever be, His child.
If the world is not where you fit in, just remember that you are part of a greater & better family. So, stop trying to fit in with the world, they have literally nothing to offer. He can offer you so much more than the world ever could!