Arise From the Ashes
Women, we can encounter so many different challenges in this life. It seems somethings as if things begin to pile on top us. You desire to keep moving forward, but hope can start to become nonexistent, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be too far away, and the weight of the pressure seems unbearable. However, today I want to encourage you to Breakthrough and Arise from the Ashes!
Pompeii was an ancient tourist location in 79 A.D. It was a place filled with joys and promise. The visitors were some of Rome's most distinguished guest. There were thought to be about 20,000 people who were there during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and 2,000 people died from the ash that fell the next day. In the ashes there may have been leaders, historians, musicians, artists, and so many more that may have been able to influence or make a change to their culture, but unfortunately they did not make it. (http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/pompeii)
The volcanic eruption on the town of Pompeii is representative of life. What happened was completely unexpected. No one was expected to survive if they remained the next day. Do you know that there are people who don't expect you to survive some of the things you have been through or are going through. If you can be honest there are some days when you would agree with them. BUT, I come to tell you today that although you where were not supposed to survive and thrive, You Will!
The devil counted you out, people counted you out, but God is saying Arise from the Ashes! Since, God is calling you, you can do it. Philippians 4:13 (KJV), "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Women what you have been through or going through has not destroyed you, so keep fighting. You were always meant to survive. It is not over for you!
1 Peter 1:7 (MSG)- "Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory."
This scriptures reveals that out of difficulty and challenges, an individual's faith is made. Therefore, when you make a choice to Breakthrough and Arise from the Ashes, character is developed, strength is built, and wisdom is born.
So, Arise Ladies, Arise!
You have the power to impact your community, your nation, and your world. However, you will never know it if you give up. You cannot allow your present circumstances to suffocate you under piles of ash, ARISE, FIGHT, & BREAKTHROUGH!
Arise From the Ashes!