Sunday, October 30, 2011

The face-off ...

Coming out of a challenging childhood, following the death of my mother, and struggling as an independent teenager to survive, I was battered with one challenge after another.

God led me through each one of them.

Because of His faithfulness, I remember one occasion where a new challenge ... a big one ... was brewing. I was weary, alone, and without resources. But because of what I had learned about the faithfulness of God, I suddenly found great strength and courage and rose to challenge my challenge.

That occasion taught me a great deal about what it takes to achieve your greatest possibilities in life: you must challenge your challenges!

There will always be someone or something that will challenge you in going forward in life. They or it will win unless you challenge your challenges.

Psalm 89:8 says, "O Lord God of Heaven's Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O Lord? You are entirely faithful."

Psalm 118:6 says, "The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?"

These passages remind us of God's faithfulness, that He is for us, and that with Him, we can stand and challenge our challenges.What is challenging you that you need to stand and challenge? God is faithful to see you through the challenges you face. Will you trust Him to be your strength in challenging what challenges you?



  1. This fits so beautifully with what our pastor shared this morning concerning II Corinthians 9:8 ... "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed."

    Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing the Gospel, Scotty. Truly.

  2. Thanks Angie, and great to hear of such a solid message from your pastor. Love that scripture passage, thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this post! Unless we are willing to face our challenges, and trust that God is always faithful, we will keep going around that same mountain. The only way forward is through...

  4. Absolutely, Linda! And sometimes we have to be more aggressive than "facing" our challenges, but actually challenging them! (I know that's what you meant, just putting an emphasis on the need to take on some things assertively).