Today has been a LONG day for me. Honestly, I did not want to even get out of the bed this morning. All morning, I could not even pull myself or this meditation together. Every time I began to write, tears ran down my face. Every time someone knocked on my office door, and ask me if I was okay and they left, tears ran down my face. I have probably cried more today than I have all year long. But through my tears and all of my struggles on this week, I know that with God I can stand. I may bend but no matter what the storm is, I will not break! I will admit that most of my pain on this week has come because I have allowed myself to compromise. I have compromised who God has designed me to be. But the moment I refused to no longer compromise; the moment I realized that I am not the same anymore; that I can no longer compromise who and whose I am, the enemy began to throw challenges in my face. But today, I felt overwhelmed and sad; you name it, I was it.
But I was reminded of 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
I believe that there is someone else on today that feels overwhelmed, pressed down on every side, confused, beat down, tired, but God wants me to encourage you as he has encouraged me to tell you that you are NOT DESTROYED! And though today, I may feel so many different types of emotions, but what I want the enemy to know is that I am still standing. I am not going to quit (I have never been a quitter). I am not going to give up (haven’t this long so why should I now). I am going to continue to be who GOD WANTS ME TO BE! I may lose some friends. I may lose a relationship; may have some co workers that don’t like, some church members that don’t like me, and I may lose some family members… but as LONG AS I HAVE JESUS… I can stand ALL by myself.
And that is what God wants you to know on today. It does not matter what or who you lose as long as you keep Jesus on your side. You will be able to STAND! You must refuse to compromise. Yes it may create some challenges… You may be hard pressed, but the pressing will not crush you! You may be confused, but you are not hopeless! You may be talked about, but you are not alone! People may be cut down, but you are still alive!
You can cry… it is okay! But when you wipe those tears remember that you are a CHAMPION!
God, I come to you first asking that you forgive us of our sins, we sincerely apologize for compromising Lord! God we come to you with tears in our eyes but we know that you are the Lifter of our heads. We come to you Lord tired but we know that through you we can find strength. Lord we love you! We honor you! We adore you! We thank you in advance for the battle that we are going to win without even fighting. I declare that a prayer shield will cover all around us on today. I declare that the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of understanding, the spirit of divine counsel, the spirit of supernatural might, the spirit of knowledge, and the spirit of the utmost fear of Jehovah! God encamp your Spirit around us; be our refuge of protection. Lord you are my God and I will forever serve you! In Jesus Name I pray! AMEN!
Refusing to Compromise,