Setbacks or Opportunities

Genesis 50:20 (NKJV) ~ But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

   Woke up yesterday morning to a setback. Honestly, I wasn’t really surprised because in the Bible it clearly states that when you are doing good for God that the enemy doesn’t like it.  {see 1 Peter 5:8, John 10:10 for examples}

   Well, guess what?? I decided to put on the armor of God!! He is my shield!!

   I tried to share one of my posts on facebook yesterday. I was shocked and disappointed when a message popped up. It stated that I was blocked from posting the content from my blog on fb via the fb share button on my blog. It also said that it was marked as abusive/spammy content… Really???? The TRUTH about God, encouragement is abusive or spam?? Wow?!

   My first reaction was hurt and disappointment. I then got face-down on the floor in my bedroom and began praying out loud to God. My oldest daughter happened to be in the room..but she has seen me do this before, so she wasn’t shocked. 🙂 I believe in the power of prayer..of releasing it to the ONE who can do all things!!

   My next reaction was “fight mode”. The kind of fight mode like “in your face because my God is greater and will win this battle if He wants to” . 🙂 See, all this little setback did is confirm to me that I am doing a good work for God..to bring HIM glory! I kinda got excited…YES…excited!

Ephesians 6:11 ~ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

   I had just a peace come over me! See, I know that if it is God’s will that I share my blog, then He will make a way! When the devil tries to knock you down…you are only defeated if you don’t get back up and fight! This world is temporary..Heaven is for eternity. My God will not be moved! I will stand firm and continue to share the truth about God’s love..it is a choice to read it..

1 Peter 5:10 ~ But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

   That verse above is something to rejoice about my friends!!! He is strengthening us..perfecting us..establishing us..and settling us through our trials.

Romans 8:18 ~ For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

   We are guaranteed setbacks in this lifetime..in this world. What setbacks are you suffering from? I pray that you look deeper and see where God is at work and where/how He will use your situation as an opportunity to bring glory! Remember, don’t let life and worldly troubles keep you down. God is bigger, greater, and He is able!

   He opens doors, closes doors, and when He wants you to do something He provides a way! Remember this..the enemy only wins if you let him win! I am not going to lie to you..I had thoughts of defeat and discouragement..but I chose to look up and let go and give it to God. I am so glad that I did!!

   I am a fighter because I stand for Jesus! By the way, God won already..I knew He would. He provided me with a way to share my blog anyways! This morning I was able to share it another way!! God wins every time! 🙂 Victory in Jesus my friends! (and yes..I did a victory dance 🙂 ) I promise you that if you stand firm in your faith, and if you don’t back down when trying to do good for God..if it is what He wants..He will make a way! It may not be in your/my timing or way, but it will be the right time and right way.

   I challenge you to look at your setbacks..past or present..and see how you can use them to show love to others and glorify God! He will never ever let you down. Never..

John 16:33 ~  “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

   Thanks for taking the time to read my posts…I pray you are blessed by them. Please subscribe to Simple Truths if you haven’t already..you will get one email when I publish a new post.

 Love this Chris Tomlin song..Chosen Generation, click on link below to enjoy it!

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   UNTIL NEXT TIME ! 🙂

  

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