What To Do When You’ve Prevailed Over Difficult Seasons in Life
Not only do I love and adore the rich content of this post but the author is my absolute favorite person on the face of the Earth – my momma! Read what she has to say on the topic of victory and be inspired. Here she opens up about the season she has found herself in with the Lord. She is the real deal, folks. Be sure to leave her some love in that comment section and share this with others. Enjoy!
It’s a great feeling looking back on a season and being able to think “wow, I made it through. I didn’t just survive. I thrived! I was actually able to thrive in this challenging season of life.” I’ve now found myself in a new season where it’s time to give away what God has given to me. What He has given me is wisdom, strength, peace, and incredible faith. This is the fruit that I’ve acquired by walking close to Him through the last decade of my life. I believe it’s a time for me to take this fruit and bless others with it. A harvest is always meant to be shared.
It reminds me of one of the times when Jesus fed a multitude. He had the food (“the fruit”) in His hands yet the power was in Him blessing it and giving it away. It is as if I’ve come into a harvest from a decade worth of seeds that have been planted in me. Now the time has come where my life is overflowing and rich with harvest. I feel compelled to take this harvest and in return pour it out on others – to share this “wealth”.
I have won a battle. I’m walking in victory and I want to celebrate this by helping others walk into their own triumph over the trials they’re going through. I want others to know how truly amazing God is and how He’s so incredibly faithful. He will help you. He really will. I feel compelled to release my testimony to show others how truly marvelous He is.
When God does things in our lives it’s partially to bless us. But I believe He finds an even greater measure of joy when we take the initiative, share the testimonies, and pass on that victory and blessings He’s released to us. It reminds me of when God told Abraham that He wanted to bless him to be a blessing. (Genesis 12) When God performs miracles or releases His blessing it’s accompanied with a ripple effect. God thinks generationally. There is always a bigger picture.
Think of the children of Israel. (Exodus) God brought the children of Israel through incredible circumstances and lead them straight into victory. God brought them out of slavery. He delivered them, from their bewildering hardship. He brought them through the Red Sea and into freedom. They celebrated and danced in the sweet victory He gave. God wasn’t done with them yet. He had more for them. Even greater victory was in store – their promise land.
Did they make it? No, they camped in their victory. Forgetting that God is a holy and mighty God whose thoughts and ways are higher than ours, they took Him for granted. They missed out on the greater, the more. God thinks beyond victory. God thinks beyond survival. There is always more.
You got your victory? Great!
What now? What’s next? What is He showing you to do with this victory?
Your victory isn’t just for you.
It’s for generations and nations.
If God has brought you full circle, or even half circle, to a place of victory in life where you’ve found your self on the other side of the sea, looking back to where he’s brought you from…Please don’t take that for granted. I believe that God hopes we would be mature and unselfish enough to bring others along with us by imparting to them what we’ve been given. To pass on the victory and triumph to those around us who are in desperate need of what we’ve been given.
I believe the key is to do it as if you are giving back to God. Look at it as a way of honoring God for all He’s done by taking others under your wing and bringing them up to a place where they can grasp His victory. I believe it honors God when we share about His faithfulness in every area of our lives.
Start a small group. Pray. Mentor someone. Find others who are going through what you’ve gone through, those who are walking through a sea you’ve been delivered from and bring them up higher and into victory. Ask God for connections and open doors. May this be your season of opportunity to encourage others and release the testimony of His victorious love and salvation.
My daily prayer for the last decade has been asking God for wisdom.
And so I pray that over you, that God would give you wisdom and direction in how you may go about sharing your victorious triumph with others – with the broken and with those who are desperate. I pray God would give you His eyes to see people the way He does. That He would compel you to share of His goodness and His faithfulness.
May you walk into your promise land as you help others come full circle and walk into their victory and triumph with the Lord.
May you release the testimony of His goodness and faithfulness in your life to those around you and not keep it as just a hidden memory.
→Focused on the Goal←
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.
Philippians 3:12-16 MSG