Writing for this blog has been elusive for the past few months, life’s like that sometimes… elusive, indefinable and mysterious. As life’s circumstances have flooded in I found myself swept away, adrift in a sea of worry and anxiety dumbfounded with not much to say about anything. There was the issue… I had nothing to say, instead I just let life’s blows back me into a corner feeling beaten and defeated.
I panicked ‘God no I can’t be depressed again’, ‘I have been healed, delivered and set free’, I affirmed myself… then I heard the Lord say ‘speak to your circumstances’! ‘The circumstances are your reality but they are not Truth’!
Oh boy did I open my mouth and speak! Here I was shouting and bouncing around like a shadow boxer, my mind grew fierce with determination as I declared ‘no weapon formed against me shall prosper’ (Isaiah 54:17) , ‘God has a good plan for my life, plans to prosper me and give me a future and a hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11) and ‘Lord you promised that you will keep me in perfect peace as my mind is stayed on you’ (Isaiah 26:3) the more I declared scripture, that which was overwhelming and vying for my attention dimmed to a dull shadow in the Light of Truth.
Our words carry creative power, Romans 4:17 implores us to ‘call those things that are not as though they already were’. However, when we are exhausted, distracted and not made time to ‘come away’ with Him it’s easy to speak negative and talk about all that is wrong in our lives. Lesson learned… keep my eyes on Him, my mind on His promises, and be ready to spring into action speaking the Word at the onset of a downward spiral. Needless to say I am ready to ‘get back in the ring’ and this time I will stand until the final round’. 😉
August 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm
Good word! What we talk and mediate on grows and gets bigger. So much better to speak faith and tell those mountains to move into the sea!
August 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm
Thank you! Mountains are going down 😉
August 2, 2014 at 7:18 am
Awesome, Lauralee! Good sparring there. 🙂 And good fruit from it in this post. Your heart IS kind, your mind IS fierce, and your spirit IS brave. Very evident. Glad to hear you’re back in writing mode too. Blessings.
August 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm
Thank you Mel! I am SO encouraged when you comment… often times when I start to write I get a ‘push-back’ then get discouraged (a bit too easily) so it is wonderful that you take the time to comment. As always I REALLY look forward to your posts in my inbox. Blessings right back at ya x
August 5, 2014 at 1:12 am
I love your blog great writer and very inspiring words 😀