Do we realize that what we lose out on in life right now isn’t meant to make us feel as if we have been pushed into a corner alone; but rather, moments such as these are meant to help us lay down those losses, so we can gain Christ even more.
You know…during times such as these, we can find it so easy to see loss of freedom and this new way of living, as if we have been shoved into a prison cell of despair…one that we may never feel, as if we will ever be free of; but this is only because we are viewing this new way of life, as what Satan longs for us to see it as.
Many times in the past, while going through very hard and difficult moments of struggle, I would allow my sight to be led by Satan…to a place that only made my situation seem so much worse than what it really was…that is until Jesus stepped in and helped me to see these difficult times, as a means of gaining Him even more in my life.
One of my very favorite Bible verses is found in Philippians 3:8…and we read, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.”
I remember as a teenager, being drawn to this verse in Philippians 3:8, while never realizing that I would actually live this verse later in life. There were many years of loss…and a life that was so much different than others that I had known at the time. I actually came to the place in my life, when I thought that God loved everyone but me. Even after many, many surgeries and deep heartache, I think that this experience in life was the most difficult time for me to get through…because after a while, I began to feel as if I was worth nothing…for while others were being blessed and gaining so much more of life, I was losing everything I ever desired.
Little did I know, until later in life; that these moments of great loss…and even this different way of living would help me to gain Christ, in an even greater way in my life…for as I lost one thing and then another; Jesus was right behind me…filling those empty places within the heart with Himself. In other words…I had to lose more of myself…to make room for Him to not only come and reign within my life; but to also be used by Him through this ministry.
As I’ve been thinking on the Coronavirus and how it has pushed us into a new way of life, I’ve also come to see how easy it is to let this kind of a life take us down…as though all hope is gone for good; so today I would like to encourage you, by saying that no matter how empty life may seem for you; there is a God who longs to fill that emptiness. Instead of letting the Coronavirus have control, while taking you deeper into despair…why not let Jesus lift you above it, by allowing Him to fill the emptiness and hurt within. One thing I know…a person’s life is never the same, when they choose to let go of what is taking them down…to experience Jesus. In fact, I can testify today, by saying that my life has never been the same, since I chose to count all things in my life as loss…that is, except for Jesus.
Instead of allowing the symptoms of this problem to only make you feel worse, why not let go of all that this disease has attempted to take from you and let Jesus come in and fill every empty chamber of the heart. One thing I know for sure…the Coronavirus won’t seem as important to your thoughts because the heart will be filled with the loving presence of Jesus.
Many blessings on your day!
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