I became aware of a battle for my life in 2011 when a seizure revealed a mass in my brain. And over the last 7 years, I have been reminded to fight and fight hard through surgeries, chemo, and radiation. Even through I have broken a surgery pattern (surgery in 2012, 2014, 2016, and no surgery in 2018), my struggle is not over.
The battle wasn’t just physical. My brain wasn’t the only broken issue. I was broken. Through cancer, God showed me how much he loves me. I know more about trust, love, truth, and worship. Now, I feel led to teach others. Because the lessons I learned are lessons that lead to God’s love, peace, joy, and so much more. I want others to know that God’s gifts come when we think more like God.
It is a choice. Are we going to focus on what God wants us to focus or are we going to listen to Satan’s lies? Are we going to fight for control over our thoughts?
It is a daily battle to fight and fight hard to be who God wants us to be, and not just do what we think God wants or what we want.
Fighting as a Christian is the easiest and hardest fight ever. It should be easy, because we have access to God. We should have His Power and His love. We should have his gifts like peace and joy. But often is it hard. Satan lies and distract. He confused us and make life complicated. He takes what God has given us and tries to convince us to worship the created not the Creator.
Not that I win every battle (because I often fail), I have learn how to reconnect with the God who never fails. He is never confused. He is the Truth.
Because when we connect with Him, life changes; and when we connect His Church with Christ, the world changes.
We need to change so that others will know God, and we can experience more his gifts: love, joy, and peace. Please join me, as I continue to learn how to connect with God and endure the struggles of life. Let’s struggle together.