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Inside: Are struggles getting you down? Learn tips and advice to power through all obstacles… with God of course! Use your faith and grow into a warrior mindset! Overcome the struggles in life by growing in faith!

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A few years ago, I took at writing class where we were told not to write about ourselves. Not to tell others about our struggles or what we’ve learned in life, but to make it all about the reader.

I was taken aback a little, not because I enjoy talking about myself– or even airing my dirty laundry– but as a reader. I enjoy learning from what others have learned through their journey through life.

One of the biggest encouragements to me is (when I’m struggling and when I’m able to go to) someone’s testimony of overcoming their struggles.

When I was going through the hardest season of my life with anxiety and depression, I would read a lot of Corrie ten Boom. Not because I could compare to what I was going through with what she had gone through,but rather the fact that she endured all the atrocities and came out an overcomer.

I believe that our testimonies can be a huge banner of our faith and the faithfulness of God. It isn’t something that God wants us to bury, but rather shine brightly about!

(Matthew 5:14, NLT).

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

Overcome Struggles in Life

Here’s the deal: not all our struggles will be similiar, but that doesn’t matter. The truth is we will all struggle.

I might struggle with anxious thoughts.

You might struggle with depression.

And someone might struggle with feelings of little self-worth.

Although these are all different, what we can learn from each other is that God gives us the ablity to overcome all strongholds.

(2 Corinthians 10:4 NLT).

We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

So while the evil one wants to tell you that your story or your struggle doesn’t matter to anyone else and that you don’t have a good enough story, please realize that these are all tantics from the “Father of Lies”!

Those that overcome have a warrior mindset mentality which grasps hold of a promised victory of God.

In order to take hold of this mindset, we have to understand the faithfulness of God.

God wants you to overcome. He wants to use you and your story to bring others to Him. He wants you to share it so that people can draw closer to Him and glorify Him.

God is Faithful to Help You Overcome Struggles of Life

Here’s a few verses to give you a glimpse of God’s faithfulness!

(Deuteronomy 7:9, NLT).

Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.

(Psalm 119:90, NLT).

Your faithfulness extends to every generation,
    as enduring as the earth you created.

(2 Thessalonians 3:3, NLT).

But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

I don’t know about you, but I want to grow more and more into this mindset because I want to overcome all the strongholds in my life!

5 Foundations of the Warrior Mindset to Overcome Struggles in Life

Courage

Courage is the ablity to rely on God for strength and to keep walking on His path for my life even when it’s hard.

(Hebrews 11:1, NLT).

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

Adaptablity

God has a plan for everything that I face in my life. Knowing that He has a great future and plan for me (Jeremaih 29:11), I can be thankful that He has me and that I can mold to what He is doing in and through me!

(Philippians 4:11-13, NIV).

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Proactive

As Christians, we are called to be ready and willing. Ready to share our faith, to give hope to others, and to be willing to give our testimony!

(1 Peter 3:15, NLT).

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Aware

We know that evil is present, and it’s huge and looming in our world! We need to grasp this and realize that the evil one is ready to pounce! He is trying to all he can to destroy believers!

(1 Peter 5:8, NLT).

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Ability to grow

We are to be growing in faith and trying to become more like Christ. With a warrior mindset, we know that we aren’t where we want to be, so we take the time to learn so we might overcome what obstacles are on our path!

(2 Peter 3:18, NLT).

Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.

Biblical Examples of Those Conquered the Hard Things in Life

The heroes in Hebrews 11 weren’t super humans, but rather had a faith in God. God was at the core of what they overcame. It isn’t an inclusive group where none of us can be a part of it, but rather it’s a call to action to ask God to help us overcome and live by our faith!

We can overcome not because we have anything exceptional within us, but because we have a faitful God that promises us victory! 

Want to be a warrior? Join forces with God and watch what we enables you to do!

I’m excited to annouce that I have created a Facebook group called “Rise Above the Struggles” which is going to be a group encompassing lifestyle and the struggles in life that we encounter. Things that affect physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The sky is the limit. I’m hoping this group will be an encouraging place where we can learn, grow, and support each others as we journey through life!

 

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