When you feel like it is more than you can bear.

Wow, 2017 has been one for the books. For REAL! I tell yeah. These days keep getting slimmer and slimmer. Or should I say longer and longer. Let’s just say slim-long. Lol. Recently, I have had a lot of things going on in my life and just when I thought that I could not take anymore… this happened.

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That one that that got you questioning everything and everybody. That thing that make you want to slap your Auntie a few times. By the way, to all my aunt’s I love you all dearly and I would never do such a thing, but I knew if I said Momma she would have the complete power to slap me out of this world and then slap me back in to this world. And I don’t think I am ready to be slapped out of this world just yet. If I go, I better be gone for good. Lol. I know you all have heard your momma say that once or twice in your life time…

And I quote, “Girl, I brought you into this world and I will take you out.” *End quote*

Momma, I love you! XOXO (kisses and hugs)!

That one thing that make your blood pressure go up so high that you start to see fumes coming out of your head. That thing that covered that little sliver of light that you saw peeping through an opening of a cave. That one thing.

And then I realized, was I allowing that one thing to overtake my whole existence to the point of no existence in my mind, body and spirit. Yes. I was the culprit. No, I was not the one who allowed this one thing to happen in my life, but I was the one whole was allowing it to overtake my life. That one external thing began to eat away at my mind that deliberately spread to my flesh and then began to drip to my little soul.

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The verse (1 Corinthians 10:13) says that God is faithful and that He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. We tend to read or recite only half of the verse and not get a clear understanding of what the whole verse is really saying. He does say that He will not tempt you beyond what you can bear. But what about the but part after that sentence?

The word but means that there is statement or phrase that is going to contrast the statement that is prior to the word ‘but’; an objection or argument. Who likes to argue or object something, especially when it is something positive?! This excludes anyone who is or desires to be a lawyers or a judge. You all do not count! But when we hear a positive sentence like ‘He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear’, why argue or object that, right?! It just like a wedding. I have yet to see, in real life, a person state “I OBJECT” at a wedding ceremony. Have you?

The verse further states but when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Let’s say it again… he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. He provides. You endure. He provides so that you can endure. It does not say that he will hand it to you or give it to you. You must make the choice to take it so that you can endure the temptation.

The biggest mistake that we as humans make is thinking that all of our provisions are things that are physical. Things that we can feel with our hands. However, I have now realized that we miss the mark so may times because we are so busy looking for something physical like money, a career or even a relationship. As an effect, we pass up the fact that Gods provisions can be mental and spiritual stimulation as well. Things like peace, joy, love.

These things all start in the mind and these my friend are your way out. The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23):

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Forbearance
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self-control

The enemy attacks your mind, right? So, if he can stop you from loving someone. If he can keep you from having self-control when you want to go off on your friend. If he can keep you from having peace when God offers you peace, then he can overtake you and then you will feel like everything is more that you can bear. It all starts in your mind. You have the choice to choose whether you will allow that thing to weigh on you or you can choose to walk in the provision of God. You have the choice to choose.

Comment your thoughts below and share!

XOXO, Ericka Warnita