Be Strong and Courageous

Hey! How are you doing? I have been a little quiet because life has been a bit hectic over the past couple of days. Sometimes it feels as though there are not enough hours in the day. Kids are back to school. The week before school resumed was very busy as we tried to ensure we had everything ready. As this was happening, i felt extra pressure for me to birth something that God has been laying on my heart. As i tried to juggle kids, chores, work, and the other assignments God has given me, i felt a bit overwhelmed. I didn’t want to come on here to post empty words when i knew i haven’t really been spending time with God as i used to.

Personally i am in a stretching season. I feel stretched more than before. I feel God is pushing me out of my comfort zone and making me take bold steps in the assignment He has given me.

Can you relate to this season? You might not have kids going back to school, it might just be a totally different scenario in your house/life that is making you feel a bit overwhelmed. Do you feel stretched too? Does it feel like you are pregnant with an assignment God wants you to birth? Do you feel like telling God to take it easy with you? Yep. I get it.

You know i opened my bible app yesterday and realised that the verse for yesterday was what i needed. It read;

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

This was what i needed. I needed a reminder for me to be strong and courageous. I needed to be reminded that God wasn’t going to abandon me in the process of me executing His project. I needed to be reminded that God is with me and He is going with me in this journey. As i read this scripture, i took a deep breath, felt at ease and i was able to start working. Seeing the effect this scripture had on me, i thought i should share it with a friend who is going through the stretching season too. The scripture speaks for itself. The words are soothing, comforting and reassuring. Meditate on it today and let it minister to you. Read. Meditate. Breathe and feel at ease 🙂

 

23 thoughts on “Be Strong and Courageous

    1. We are stretched but we won’t snap because God is with us. Without the stretching season we stay complacent and this isn’t the time for complacency. Praying for grace for you to enjoy this season sis🙏🏾

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  1. J.S Giles

    I understand. A lot of us must be in that season. Just two days ago I told my husband I don’t feel like myself. Although I have been spending a lot of time with the Lord recently and something in me feels off. My husband said “Maybe God is trying to birth something from you.” I thought to myself maybe He is. All I can do is keep pressing in and trust Him. You do the same sister 😊

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    1. I’m really glad that this post ministered to some of us. Thanks for sharing that scripture. When Christ is the centre of all we do and we take our eyes off our to do list; focusing on Him, then we are able to sail smoothly😊

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  2. I totally relate to this season. I was not pursuing what God had put on my heart because I had become complacent with a steady paycheck, benefits and a routine. “This” that God is pushing me out of my comfort zone and into–is bigger than me and simply have to get past the fear of change.

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    1. Fear is the opposite of faith. It’s aim is to rob us of what God has for us by stopping us from acting on them. We walk by faith. Fear can no longer hold us bound. As we step into obedience, God handles all the ‘what ifs’.

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  3. Rest assured that during the season of stretching God will not allow you to burst but you will bounce right back. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope you will have a less hectic week this week.

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  4. Melina Johnson

    Amen, we all need this bible verse, somedays. Somedays all we can say is God! allow your strength to carry me, your boldness to encourage me
    Thanks Efua.

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