Saturday, January 21, 2012
Boon's Sunday Sermon #23 - Overcoming Adversity
Had Kudzu not lost his leg, his former owner would not have surrendered him. If his former owner had not surrendered him, he would not be in a home where he can truly live life to its full potential. He would still be an "outdoor accessory" instead of a loved family member and an inspiration for others.
Through the very situation that stifled Kudzu in others eyes, it is also the same one that brought him to his God given destiny.
How have you responded to adversity in your own life? Have you let it define you or used it to advance you? We all go through hard times and are in someway a victim to plans that weren't our own. We don't have to let those things defeat us.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
God has a plan and a purpose for you. He can take all of those broken pieces and give you a testimony. Romans 8:28 assures us that "He works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose."
Instead of living defeated, we have the ability to choose to live victorious. Instead of using our injury as a crutch, we can use it for a testimony.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; - Revelation 12:11
Kudzu has taught me in more than one way that it true - For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
Give whatever is holding you back over to God. Let Him use it to give you victory so that you might live the full purpose He intended for your life.
Have a blessed week, friends.