*Let this God inspired writing, from His heart to yours, help you to focus on the journey set before you, rather than the obstacles that attempt to get in your way.
Oh how my heart aches, for relief from these moments that continually attempt to bring me low. There was a time, when the problems of the past had come to a halt...thinking that these moments would never more be; but I have come to see that they were only the beginning of what was yet to come. That doesn't mean that I serve a weak God...that only means that I am fighting a battle with the enemy...one who is attempting to bring me down and away, from the One that I've chosen to serve.
Even though these battles can be fierce at times...and even seem unending; they do find their end, as a great and mighty warrior stands before me. As the fiery darts come my way; His shield protects me from the hard blows; that could otherwise bring me down to total destruction.
Some say that Christians shouldn't have battles to fight...after all, they now belong to God; but I say differently because the more I seek to serve this God who reigns within me...the more it seems that these battles rage on, as the enemy works harder and harder to steal my soul away from this God I serve. Nothing is ever going to be easy, when we choose to follow God; but the one who chooses to press on through it all, will be saved in the end. Even though the passageways ahead can seem narrow and almost impossible to get through; somehow I survive...and that is because of a God who is greater than these weak moments I walk through.
If only, I can keep my thoughts away from the "thorn" that once pierced my side...and if only I can gain a strength that is not of myself; then I will be able to focus more on the journey that God has set before me to follow. Pain can be distracting...and tiredness can weigh me down; but one thing I know...my God is there for me...and He will be my focus and the everlasting arms of strength that will keep me lifted up.
So now, I continue to press on, until this journey finds its end in Heaven...where these steps will lead me out of despair, for all of eternity... "for I have fought a good fight...I have finished my course...I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day...and not to me only; but unto all them also that love his appearing."
Do you love Christ enough, to walk through the narrow passageways of life?