And I'm still going to be Light

So last night, two young men stole my car.

At gun point. 

Crazy. I know. 


And even with all that, I still have joy. 

Don't get it twisted, last night I was mad and annoyed, but I still have a lot to be thankful for. We hear about situations like mine all the time that go left, so the fact that I'm still here is a blessing. 

I'm blessed that I have people who truly care and love me enough to check on me and come see about me. I knew it before, but to actually see it in action overwhelmed me. 

The fact that they could've taken my life still hasn't sinked all the way in yet, but the fact that they didn't means that I still have another opportunity to give God glory, honor, and praise.

So that's what I'm going to do. 

I say all this to say to stay encouraged. When we declare our 'Yes Lord' out loud, everyone hears it, including the enemy. A lot of things have been happening lately to make me question what's going on, but last night it hit me: someone is trying to shake my faith. The problem with that though is that at this point, God has done too much and shown me to much for my faith to be moved.

James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭says, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

So guess what?! I might not be happy this happened, but I'm going to seize the opportunity to let my faith muscles flex and give my endurance a change to grow.

I'm still going to believe in and trust God.

I'm still going to be positive and believe in the good that's in the world.

And I'm still going to be light. 

Devil, you mad or nah? 






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