Life comes in seasons, there are ebbs and flows, some are short while others seem to drag on forever. When you find yourself in a season where you quite literally feel like you are being torn apart by the rip tide of life you have to pull from an inner strength often times we are unaware that you even have. When one is a follower of Christ it is their duty as a disciple to continuously strengthen their inner man so when they are caught in a metaphorical rip tide they can not only survive but they can draw on an inner strength that attracts the world around them to their source. It is a beautiful thing when you watch a believer radiate Christ in the midst of affliction.
The last two years have been brutal for me personally and when I have been in the heart of the storm I have often felt as though I am incapable, worthless, weak and to be perfectly honest that I was not going to make it out alive. Thankfully in my journey with Christ I have unexpectedly strengthened myself. Through years of devouring scripture and walking with Truth I have built a firm foundation to fall back on. When the world (and even myself) screams at me that I can’t Truth declares that He is the great exchanger giving beauty for ashes, strength for weakness and life for death. I look back at things I wrote in the depths of the pain and I see how my years of discipleship had instinctively kicked in. If you had asked me in that season if I was strong or if I had been pressing into God I would have laughed but I think I was drawing on Him more than I realized.
I am grateful for the Word of God and how it has impacted my life. For the next few weeks I am going to start unpacking different aspects of my training through scripture and life that has brought me strength in some of the darkest of times. I pray that it will bring you hope and remind you where your true source of life comes from. Please join me as I begin to share, I would love for this to be a launching point of further discussion and personal growth for both of us.
SIDE NOTE: These four guys are my biggest motivators in life. They are why I am actively seeking out intentionality. What or who motivates you?