The Path of Least Resistance

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I’m sure at some point in your life, someone has said to you to take the path of least resistance.  We often choose to go that route to avoid the struggles and obstacles that at times can easily be averted.  But without the resistance you can’t grow stronger.  It’s a fact.  If you think about it, if everything just went smoothly with no struggles, no obstacles what would you learn?  What could you say you have conquered?  Today our pastor used Resistance in his message.  He made so many great points and by the end of service I started to really see the resistance I had been up against lately.  I had chosen to walk the path God has laid out for me.  I chose to follow God and do what He ask of me.  I’m still working on changing other parts of my life and who I am but I know that God doesn’t expect me to change overnight.  This week I started to feel discouraged.  I couldn’t walk without severe pain.  I wasn’t able to get to work and I struggled so much as a result of my back pain.  I noticed during this week, one thing after another was coming against me.  I would feel hurt, frustrated and discouraged.  It’s natural of us to feel this way at times.  But in my time of frustration and discouragement, I continued seeking God for comfort.  I didn’t turn away from Him.  I NEEDED Him more now than ever to lift me up and give me not just physical strength but inner strength, mental strength.  Satin will attack us during our weakest moments.  He will make his attempts to stop us when we are doing something amazing.  He didn’t want me reaching out to others, being a person that gave others encouragement.  He was trying to get me to believe no one listened…no one cared…I wasn’t good enough.  But God kept me strong so that I wouldn’t give up.  For every time I blogged or Facebooked encouragement and inspiration to others, I was healing more and more.  Not just physically but mentally.  I am not on the path of least resistance.  I am a conqueror walking on a path that I know I will face judgement, difficult moments, obstacles, you name it.  But I also know that God is guiding me, helping me along the way and making me a stronger person than I have ever been before.  Always know that no matter how difficult things may seem to you now, trusting in God will get you to overcome the resistance coming against you.  Put all your faith in God and believe that what you are facing today won’t last long.  The sun will rise in the morning giving you a fresh new day to start anew.  Don’t allow discouragement to break you down.  God loves you with all His heart and He is just waiting on you to trust in Him with all your heart.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“Be sober, be vigilant;  because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith.”  1 Peter 5:8-9

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