Project Bible Day 26 How To Go From Trials To Triumph With God In Your Corner
As a man and follower of Jesus, it can sometimes be difficult to smile at adversity because we often times let our physical emotions get in the way of victories in Christ. The other day I got the opportunity watch Woodlawn on Netflix. The movie itself speaks volumes for me not based on the fact that its a sporting movie but because it’s very interesting to view just how the Gospel is presented in different movies down through the years.Our physical emotions can sometimes get in the way of great blessings we can have in God through Christ.
I”m not going to pull any punches here. I’m facing financial difficulties. I’m living in a area that is far above what I have thought it would be. I’m living in a city that work is almost non existent.
Even though I am going through financial difficulties, I continue to pray earnestly. Well I was studying one day at the library. I received a message from God.
“You are facing financial uncertainty because your adversary the devil wishes to rob you spiritually, physically and financially. This is a trap of the Devil.”
That statement came from God, and I believe it, because in the following weeks after hearing that divine message I went through a financial valley. The devil wanted to rob me of my health, the devil wanted to rob me of my tithe I so gladly and joyus give to him. Before I moved a friend once said, that God will understand if you don’t have the tithe. I responded in faith saying no matter how poor I get I always give God the tithe. I’d rather go without food than rob God.I have three big announcements.I am in constant prayer and asking God for constant provision to meet my need spiritually physically and financially.
First Spiritually: I asked the Lord to be tested like Job so that I may come forth as pure gold. I honestly didn’t know what I was asking about because I went into some pretty big valleys. The amazing thing is the Lord went into the valleys with me.
Psalm 23:4King James Version (KJV)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Through this time of great physical trial. I experienced weakness beyond measure. I also know what it felt like to speak the words of Jesus in the garden. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matthew 26:41King James Version (KJV)
Now it was suspected that I had a list of health issues going on within my body. The list is as follows.
- Heart Murmuring
- Low Iron
- Bowl Cancer few
- Thyroid Cancer
- Low Blood Sugars
Recently I got my test results back as early as Monday and my sugars are no more. I am cleared of Thyroid Cancer. Family History My Blood Levels are back to normal for my iron. off My suspicions of bowl cancer and the pain it caused is now done and cleared. I’m still on the heart monitor test but there has not been any major concerns over those issues. I get to officially take the ECG off on the 29 of this month which happens to be this Friday.
As you can imagine going into valleys like these one’s would test anybody’s patience not to mention their faith. gets
Romans 5:3-4King James Version (KJV)
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
As I stated earlier I was also tested from a financial standpoint. Bills were coming in my direction like paper airplanes. I have a variety of bills A few of them were medical bills due to the fact that the government refuses to cover my medical to the doctor I’m on my own for covering the cost.
Did I forget to mention that even though I am financially I prayed for God to supply the tenth so that as a man I don’t rob God. He supplied the tenth just I like I had asked. 30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord‘s: it is holy unto the Lord.
Leviticus 27:30King James Version (KJV)
I spend about $1,113.00 a month in bills. That is fact, now I don’t have a job, I live in a small town, where there is plenty of discrimination when it comes people with disabilities wanting to get jobs even with a four year college education and nearly 12 years of experience in the journalism field , there is still no jobs available even if this is a theater town.
I’ve prayed to God on these key issues about readjusting my financial plain so I can make it and continue to make it until I depart from this city in a short while. I am trusting God can do it, he has done it and I will praise him in advance of answering prayer.
Right now with the current house I live in and with the bills coming in faster than I blink an eye. I’ve decided to make a decision to stop this financial fiasco train before it really gets some steam behind it.
Some people are calling the decision to move to this town the worst decision anybody has ever made in terms of renting a house. Living in a city with no job and barely enough cash flow cover the cost of rent.
I’ve made a decision to move to the big city to attend college once again. As I construct plan B.
I notice that my research tells me that rent of college house is much cheaper than an actual house. Big city means better opportunities for jobs. Going back to college means.
I’m not sitting on the couch anymore like Al Bundy, I’m actually doing something about it. Now as far as the college process goes. My application is in, my choices of schools are chosen and payment is being made.
I’ve chosen a most beloved field of study of radio broadcasting. I’ve had the pleasure of running the news department of the college radio station for a year and a half. It was great time. I didn’t have to feel like I was competing with my very classmates for a job. I just talked when the microphone was on and stopped when it was off. The editing software is simple use and I can write a script to make it sound appealing to the listening audiences. Now one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place is because when I came home from college and couldn’t find work. I didn’t want loose the skills that I had acquired and lessons I had learned from great professors of the college and consistent professionals of their field.
Now some of you may ask how can you go to college and be a Christian at the same time? Honestly things are different. I’m simply going back to college because I want to learn the skills that God wants to teach me. Not too many people know this, but when I was nearing the end of my studies in journalism I had an option to jump ship as I had private interview with the program coordinator. In this meeting we discussed my potential in radio. Although it was exciting to talk about my options, I didn’t listen and I continued on in journalism and subsequently fell by the waist side a few months later.
Now that I am Christian, I want to do everything I can for the Lord. Which means learning, studying and watching. There was a time in my life where I did not want to return to school because I had bitter feelings towards a professor that failed me on an assignment. It took me sometime to get over the anger..
It’s been a year and even though I have forgiven my professor who wrongfully dismissed me, this is the first time I have publicly apologized. Why is this apology important to me?
Matthew 6:14-15King James Version (KJV)
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
The reason I want to get into radio this time is because I’m so influenced by a new genre of music that I thoroughly enjoy. I enjoy listening to southern gospel very much so. I came to a point where I was ready to start playing the music for the world to hear.
Simply put, he has given new ambitions, new goals, new ideas, he has lead new roads and most certainly as the scriptures declare it he has put a new song in my mouth.