Don’t Give up… You Can Do This!


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This past week has been such a challenge for me. My body went through terrible physical pain. To add, I allowed my spirit to get down as well. It started to feel like the weight of the world was on my shoulders.  Most of the time, I would press my way into my secret place and talk to Jesus. But I found myself just in bed and trying to find the strength to sit up. By Sunday, I was back to feeling better (so I thought).  I woke up around 3am with a terrible cramp (charley horse) in my left calf. The pain rolled over into the next day. It got worse as the day went by. I was given advice from two people on what to do to relieve the pain, and it helped! However, it was only temporary relief. The excruciating pain pushed me into my secret place to pray and talk to God.

After that talk, I thought I would get instant relief.  However, the pain got so bad that I could not make it back to the living room. I started to cry and moan, and just when I was about to fall and give up, the Holy spirit said to me, “don’t give up.. You can do this!” Immediately, I started gaining strength and momentum.  I started saying out of my own mouth “I can do this.  By His stripes I am healed.” Before I knew it, I was back into the living room and seated back comfortably. The Holy Spirit also led me to do some research and I found out that dehydration was the cause of the cramp. That also explained the headaches and dry mouth that I’ve been experiencing lately.

In conclusion, my physical body was shutting down due to the lack of proper hydration. To add, my spirit was too. When the enemy came to attack me with all the physical pain last week, I should have continued feeding my spirit with God’s word and praying. Instead, I allowed myself to yield to the pain and allowed the physical pain to determine if I would keep moving or not.  No matter what, I must stand on his word:
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9)

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Thought to ponder:

What words have you spoken to your situation(s) today?

Action to take:
A great woman of God reminded me of the power of my own words on last week. She also reiterated how I needed to use them. I would like to use this time to simply tell her THANK YOU!
Don’t make your pain, hurt, or situation bigger than God. The situation may seem big, but remember, Our God is BIGGER! Speak to that mountain and tell it to move!

Verse of meditation:
Acts 20:23-24
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

Prayer to pray:
Father God you are my strength. You are a present help in the time of trouble. Forgive me for allowing the troubles of this world to paralyze me. Also, forgive me for not seeking you with all my heart. Lord thank you for your sustaining power. Thank you for destroying every yoke and removing every burden. Father fill me again with your Holy Spirit. Let the same mind that is in Christ also be in me. In JESUS name I pray, Amen.

Author: Telleice Caraway

I'm a dedicated wife and mother of a blended family of five children. I started a personal relationship with Jesus Christ on March 2, 2013. From that day forward, my life has forever changed! I love Jesus and I have a passion for helping women of all ages and walks of life. I have been married to my loving husband, Michael since 2005 . We have experienced God's unmerited favor on our lives. However, It has not always been easy. Just like other married couples, we have faced many obstacles: In-law issues, financial issues, blended family issues, infidelity, cheating, etc. In 2011, we were near a divorce and our marriage was nearly over, but God had other plans for our union. He has restored our marriage, healed, and delivered us both. We are now SYMBIS Marriage Counselors and the proud founders of A2GG (Adding 2 God’s Gifts (Adding2godsgifts.com) A2GG is a sports development and mentor-ship program for the youth. To conclude, we enjoy attending church and helping families overcome the strategies of the enemy.

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