Suit Up And Stand

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Many times in life we forget that no matter what comes our way, the God we serve is much bigger than the troubles we face. He promised to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Why do we choose a fact over the truth? The fact is that we may not feel like He is near, but the truth is that He is. The hustle and bustle of our daily lives can become so mundane that we end up on auto pilot. We all have been there at some point, but how can we be more effective?

Is it time for a change? I am not speaking of picking up and moving three states away to have change. I am talking about something to add or take away from your daily routine to keep life fresh. What is one thing you could do different in your life? I know for me, I could be a better listener. Most people just want to be heard. They don’t want our story or even our opinion, they want us to shut up and listen. So I am challenging myself this month to do just that. Zip it and listen. James 1:19 reads, “to be quick to hear and slow to speak.”

Keeping our lives fresh also requires keeping our minds renewed. Most thoughts that we have whether negative or positive are repeated thoughts. Take the time to invest in yourself. Write down confessions to refocus your self image into His image. Stop speaking word curses over yourself and others. It truly is effective to just be quiet if we send knocking negative words towards ourselves or others. We are called to build up ourselves and each other.

Pick one person this month to pray for that you have never prayed for. Making small changes will create permanent progression. Shake off the bad and cling to the good. Whatever you do, do it with a right attitude.

Therefore, when all seems like it is failing, stand. When it seems like the walls are caving in, stand. When you have done all you know to do, stand.

Keep standing equipped with the armor of God. Suit up and stand!

Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.

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