threat text photoThis morning I awoke feeling peace in the midst of the storm. I’ve been sick for days, there is multiple troubling situations happening all around me, and yet I feel a peace which comes straight from God.

Yesterday, I sent my friend a text telling her I felt defeated. Four days in bed with a 101 degree temperature will do that to a girl. Her response was, “You are NOT defeated!! You’re a threat!” God love a sister in Christ!

So what makes us threats to the enemy when life seems as if it’s doing a great job tearing us down and keeping us from our agendas of God’s work and beautiful plans? Well the key words in that question are our agendas

Last Saturday, I had a video interview scheduled for my book trailer. I was too sick to record it.

I have something else I’m writing, which is very important to me. I’ve been too sick to finish writing it.

I teach a women’s small group Bible study on Monday evenings. I was too sick to teach it. Those are just a few examples of my agenda that have been swept to the side this week.

However, this morning, as I awoke to new mercy and the same weak, sick, and tired feeling, I had two words echo in my heart and head. Hold Fast!

My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me as long as I live.

-Job 27:6

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

-1 Corinthians 15:1-2

That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

-Philippians 2:15-16

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

-Hebrews 10:23

In the specific scriptures I mentioned, we are meant to hold fast to: righteousness, that word, the word of life, the confession of hope.

Righteousness, the word of God (which is the word of life) and the confession of hope are all very powerful to hold fast. They serve as our weapons in a spiritual battle. Sometimes we become distracted or slowed down by sickness and other unsettling problems surrounding us. However, you need to know this…

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Romans 8:37-39


We become conquerors by learning to hold fast to the promises of God – to His righteousness, to His word, to His hope. And if you hold fast, neither things present nor things to come will be able to stand in the way of your purpose. Why? Because you are mighty in the kingdom of Christ. You are meant to give Him glory regardless of your circumstances, and I have no doubt that if you hold fast, you will!

To hold fast to something takes action. It takes work. Read your word, confess your hope, and refuse to give in to the hopeless feeling plaguing you. Go do battle! You are more than a conqueror!



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