After she finished detailing the progress she’s made on her latest work endeavor I asked her, “do you feel like God is working with you?” This is a question I’ve asked myself lately. It’s an important question that all people of faith should ask themselves.
Life is full of battles, and when you’re in one wouldn’t you want God fighting with you. Although He is close and with us at all times, He’s not necessarily fighting all our battles with us. He chooses carefully, and so should we.
This week’s attribute is all about picking the right battles and how standing up for yourself and others is the right thing to do. And as far as God fighting with us is concerned, we can be assured that He is always fighting with us when we choose the way that requires virtue and courage, because those paths are aligned with who God is. Yes, like the warm air slowly churning outside my door informs me of what I can see on the radar about the impending hurricane coming my way, God is always present. However, He is not always picking up the battles we choose.
In both my daily reading today, by today I am referring to the day that I am crafting this piece to you in cyberspace, and on the verse of the day from the Bible app these same words are before me;
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV
If you want to feel God working with you then you better start fighting battles that require faith. It takes courage to have faith.
We’re told in scripture that faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the substance of what is unseen. I hope you didn’t miss that. Unseen.
If you want to see the invisible God step into your life and begin to fight your battles with you; then you need to choose the battles He would choose. He always chooses the battles that require courage. The one’s that require virtue.
Be strong and courageous in your choosing my friend,
If you’re in a place where life is hard and need some perspective, I’m glad you found me.
PERSPECTIVE is what I can offer you. I’m a wife of 20 years, mom of a couple of teens, I’ve worked in corporate America, run a small family owned business, and served faithfully in ministry along the way. I’ve been a working mom, a homeschooling mom, and whatever else the world has chosen to label me. When I had a big important job – I also had a nanny, when I traded my private office and six figure salary to give my family the attention they needed, I became the nanny and day one almost broke me. Over the last 20 years, I’ve upsized, downsized, and weathered many storms, but that’s life…LIFE HAPPENS. If you’re feeling discouraged because LIFE HAS HAPPENED, or HAS HAPPENED AGAIN, I’m here to help you gain PERSPECTIVE. Not to sugar coat your version of hard, but to offer some real PERSPECTIVE coming from a gal who’s developed grit through adversity. I’m here to remind you that cultivating courage in your everyday ordinary life is the path to help you find some higher ground and gain a healthy PERSPECTIVE to keep moving forward.