CONSIDER YOU LIFE-LONG STRUGGLE AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR PURPOSE!
We all have struggles, but if you stop for a moment and consider what your main struggle has been, you will find one of the main components of what you were made for on this earth…
God taught me this concept recently by pointing out that one of my biggest fears has been of women. I was terrified of women. I even convinced myself that I didn’t like women by telling myself that I didn’t have time for them. I didn’t like them and I didn’t need them. I was hurt as a kid by women; they weren’t emotionally available to me. They weren’t physically available to me. I felt abandoned by the main women in my life; therefore, I decided that I would stay very far away from women as an adult. Well, God began to melt my heart when he gave me a daughter. I had to begin to face my fears of women because I was going to raise one!
Now that God has assigned me to The Warrior Mom and Warrior Wife ministry, essentially, I understand that He always meant for me to minister to women. It would make sense then that one of my major struggles on this earth has been based on a fear of women – one of the main groups of people I was created to serve! Isn’t that amazing?! The enemy meant for me to be defeated by my fears in order to keep me from the blessing of serving women with God’s grace and love through writing and teaching.
So, I challenge you to pause and consider what is a major fear you have? What are the themes of your struggles? Are they in regard to art? Are they in regard to finances? Are they in regard to being in front of people – speaking maybe? If you pause and consider what your major struggles are, you will find your life’s purposes.
Wow! Isn’t God’s ability to break through barriers of lies amazing?
I invite you to pray and receive God’s truth for you in this area:
“Heavenly Father, I come before you and ask what have my major struggles been? What are the themes of my struggles? I do believe that if I can recognize what these are, I can begin to see the purposes and plans You have for me. I now know that the very things that the enemy is using against me – are meant to be overcome with the power of Jesus in my life. I receive freedom and truth in these areas in order that I may serve You with my life’s purposes that you put within me before I was even born! In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.”
Even now as I type and pray for you, I can hear freedom and victory approaching like waves on a sandy seashore. Can you hear the glory of the Lord arriving within you as you seek Him for Truth?
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her website, https://kristinaseymour.com/. God loves to share His story of love and grace through us all, and Kristina believes that everyone has a story to tell.a