Ever watched a Boxing 🥊 Match?
Ever seen the one who seems that they will end up losing because they are beat to a pulp?
Eyes Swollen Closed, Face Beat Up, Blood Dripping Down Their Face.
…. Just looking defeated
Each punch they receive breaks them more and more.
That was me ….. completely beaten down before I decided to make the decision to yield to God and his will for my life.
I allowed the enemy to beat me to a pulp and I must say all of this happened post being saved …. yes that means during my journey with Christ.
This battle occurred after I received Christ in my ♥️ & after being baptized.
I was fighting his will and consistently attending ⛪️, running a women’s group at ⛪️, facilitating classes for new Christians and New Church Members ….. yep.
▶️ Sorry to burst your bubble if you believe being a Christian is easy 🙈. ◀️
The war was on all while doing work for the kingdom. ✝️
I mean I received a good beating and this beating lasted over a period of time …. days …. months …. heck years to be exact. 🤔
It was a never ending tussle between my way and his way.
Blame it on my feelings. Blame it on my flesh. Blame it on my stubbornness. The point of blame is null and void.
On the surface – I looked Good & Poised – as if I was at peace within.
Peace was so foreign to me.
My spirit was restless and unsettled and so was my mind.
That’s how our spirits and minds are when we fight.
Picture The Match
We have Michael Buffer announcing “On my right, I have Christina’s Will & Way standing tall at 5’8, stubborn and unwilling to yield because she wants to do what she wants to do.
“On my left, we have God’s Will standing Mighty & Strong with Mercy and Grace ready to fight the good fight.
I felt like Drago from Rocky IV was in front of me saying: “I must break you.”
Then He Yells – “Lets get ready to rummmmbbblllleeeeeeeee!” 🥊🥊🥊🥊
Fast Forward to the end and I’m literally laid out on the floor with a White Flag 🏳 (I know there’s no white flag in boxing but you get what I’m saying). 😆
I was in total submission. Tired of fighting.
Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek his wills and ways.
Jesus submitted to God’s will, suffered badly but did overcome. 💪🏾
The same goes for us. There is a suffering but we do overcome.
Always remember that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who ❤️ God. (Romans 8:28) 🙌🏾
So take some advice from me ….. and just yield and let God have his way. 😩
Let him use YOU ….. your personality, your gifts and your talents to help others.
Let him use you for his plan.
& for the control freaks out there; we may not know the specifics of the plan but I’m pretty certain you will be helping those in need.
We weren’t created to just live life for us. We were created to serve and bring Glory to the Father and his Kingdom.
I write to you as a flawed Christian with many blemishes that I have acquired along the way.
I also write to you from experiences….. past and present.
Try living for him …. I’m certain you won’t regret it. 😉
Humbled By His Grace & Mercy,
Joyfully Chrissy Lee 🌻
The Joy of the Lord will Always Be My Strength 🙌🏾
I love the vulnerability and transparency that radiates from this message. I felt this in my spirit! The assurance of knowing that we are not alone in this spiritual war is my strength, courage and peace. This analogy was used at the W.O.W conference this year and it truly illustrates the daily battle. Thank you for sharing your truth!🙌🏾
Thank You so much! I wasn’t always vulnerable. I was very closed off but learned that vulnerability is needed to connect with people.
Thank You again for reading! 💛
Relatable is an understatement 😩
I needed to read this, this morning!
Thank you for sharing your heart! May Yahweh continue to bless you and use you to always bless others during your journey.
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Thank You for reading & Thank You for your kind words. I truly appreciate it. 🌻