In life, we are challenged to co-exist with all different types of people with varying personalities, inhabitations, and belief systems. The battle I face, as do many “practicing” Christians, is loving them in spite of. One of my biggest challenges is accepting that God is pushing me to the forefront to share my life and my heart with others. Have you ever tried to rebuke something that you know was of God?? I know it’s silly when you know that God’s Word is exactly what you want to hear, but I have to say that the natural part of me can be so stubborn. If I did not have the revelation that I have of God’s love, I would be content in my ways. However, having awesome examples of leadership in the Body of Christ and my own desire to please God, I’m confident that my discomfort now will pass and I will be praising God for not giving up on me when I was being difficult.
It’s important to know that with all of God’s blessings comes persecution. When you are living your life out loud and standing as an example for believers and non-believers, the pressure can be immense. You open yourself up to rumors, lies, and foul talk that can make you want to lash out in self defense. As I type this, I hear God’s voice… “With me, you never need self-defense. I am your protection and I will handle those that persecute you in due season.” … Peace. That’s what I feel… simple peace.
I’m not perfect, I’ve made poor choices, but I have heart to please God which keeps me pressing forward to live a life that honors Him. I love Him, I serve Him, and because I boldly live my life out loud, I’m determined to show love for His people despite it all. I must constantly remind myself that in order to love and honor God, I must love and honor His people. So in the face of all adversity, hear-say, and negativity that tries to take up residence in my life, I will not fail in my purpose, I will not let my mistakes control my destiny, and I will always love and honor my God.
Words that get me through the day:
God Is Your Defender! Be at peace…
Matt 27: 12-14 “When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.”
God Is Your Supplier! Forget the rest…
Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
Mere humans don’t have what it takes;
when they die, their projects die with them.
Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
put your hope in God and know real blessing!
God made sky and soil,
sea and all the fish in it.
He always does what he says—
he defends the wronged,
he feeds the hungry.
God frees prisoners—
he gives sight to the blind,
he lifts up the fallen.
God loves good people, protects strangers,
takes the side of orphans and widows,
but makes short work of the wicked.
God’s in charge—always.
Zion’s God is God for good!
Tuesdays with Bianca
I don’t always comment but I always read…Because I know you better than anyone I can say I know how important this to you EVERY day. Wish I had been so wise at such a young age. I am so proud of how you are living your life out loud because you are truley a beautiful Virtuous Woman from the inside out…keep Loving, Honoring and Serving Him out loud…Love you
Thank you! You do know me better than anyone. I’ve always wanted to make you proud so it feels really good to hear that! Love you back! ~ Bianca
I TRULY NEEDED this blog TODAY!!!! Thank you…..I even read it to Brian as CONFIRMATION that God is speaking DIRECTLY 2 ME THRU YOU TODAY b/c of a conversation we had about 30 minutes ago!!! God is TRULY WORKING in a BOLD & FAB way……Smooches my Sister
Praise God sis… Happy it spoke to you today!!! Love ya!
OMG! I’m praising God right now. I read this earlier, but here I am reading it again at almost 2am and my my my…how it is blessing me. I am SO THANKFUL for your words. I can feel your heart in this post. Blessings sis.
I’m thankful for this opportunity to share alongside such awesome women of God! Love ya! ~ Bianca
This may be the best blog i ever read from you bianca. Perfectly written. God bless you.