So…. the last week I have spent back in hospital dealing with a fluid collection and mysterious pain down my left thigh. Just when i thought I was on the mend “Bang” it hits me…The battle continues. Through this time i was reminded about the battle we are in and there are two ways we can go. Firstly, we can back down, give up and say I surrender! and give in to the battle. Secondly, you can choose to fight till you die! and never give up until you have victory. I choose the latter, submission in this battle of sickness is never an option and never will be. But I must be very straight and truthful with you, Its never by my strength do I do this, I totally rely on the Strength found in my faith in God the father, faith in Jesus Christ and reliance on the strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. They go hand in hand, one cannot be without the other and make up the true essence of a complete spiritual experience and life with the one and only God who created the heavens and earth and ultimately us to share it with.
Life is not complete without my faith, it completes who I was created to be. Every battle that I face like the current battle with Crohn’s Disease will always be examined in the light of my faith and what that determines my next step to be. In this case, understand that there is an enemy who wants to take me out and try to get me to surrender to this sickness, to which my reply will always be NO!! I will choose to Overcome and Trust that my God will strengthen me and lead me through the time and finally to gain victory over the current circumstance.
To be honest it is never easy, there are times when I feel like quitting and say enough is enough, but thanks to God for placing the right people in my life that offer support and challenge me not to give up. This encourages me and helps me to hold on; and through prayer and reading the Bible I gain spiritual strength and wisdom that overrides any form of natural strength to then continue the battle to the point of victory.
This has become a way of life for me, so i can move towards the purposes that God has for me right now and in the future. The enemy’s purpose is to take me away from this so others cannot get to know the freedom that comes from living a life of faith and purpose. The enemy has many names such as, sickness, fear, disappointment, failure, self-blame,… Oh! and his common name…satan….The list goes on to which I will give no more attention to but to this I testify…he has no power over my life because I have a God in Heaven who is stronger than anything he throws at me. Gods love is stronger and overcomes any sickness I may face. The battle continues, but i move in the face of it with a Victorious spirit, attitude and Faith to which no glory goes to me but completely lies with my God.
I don’t know what you are facing in life, or if you have any type of spiritual Faith but I do know this. I have found something truly special in my personal faith.
NEVER GIVE UP!!!