It’s amazing how life is so unpredictable! One day you’re up in the clouds and then life hits you with a hard blow! I can honestly say that I’ve taken some blows that knocked the wind completely out of me! I’m pretty sure many of you have the same testimony. One thing I have learned is that when life comes at you full force you gird up your loins and prepare to take action!
Girding up your loins prepares you to take on a difficult or challenging situation. No matter what angle the trials, troubles, and attacks of life came from I was prepared to strike back! Year after year leading up to my birthday the enemy would try to use memories as an attack on my mind. Those who have read my book or followed my birthday blogs, you are aware I lost my mother at 22 years old. Though the loss was challenging and one of the most difficult blows to recover from I came back with a second wind! My mother’s death was the very thing that taught me how to properly gird up loins!
In preparation for war, a soldier’s belt gave them freedom of movement. Like the soldier and his belt I learned how to gird up my loins with one of the best accessories a girl can have “the belt of truth”. By wearing the belt of truth I was able to be kept free from the lies of the enemy and abide in God’s truth. Every year the enemy would try to use memories as an attack and try to make me give into the spirit of depression. Guess who would always win, ME! I would knock the enemy out with the word of GOD and declare that I had peace of mind and that I am free. Instead of carrying the spirit of sorrow, I would rejoice for the memories and remind the enemy of what Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Being girded with the belt of truth allowed me to be truthful and sincere with God about how I felt and kept me in fellowship with him.
I encourage everyone who may read this blog to stay in the ring! The last time I checked we serve a God who is undefeated and he’s never lost a battle. You can make it past whatever it is you’re facing. When life hits you with a hard blow even if you fall, GET BACK UP! Gird up your loins and remind the enemy whose you are! Never give up! Trust in God and the process he’s taking you through. This time show the enemy who has control! You only have one life on this side of time, take action and LIVE!
This year I celebrate 33 years of life and I am blessed to say that God has been good and faithful! I will continue forward in faith and in Purpose.