Day 12: I am going through.
Today’s “I am” is, “I am going through”; what does this mean exactly? We often get stuck in our situations and by stuck, I mean we sit down and just watch the chaos unfold around us.
There is this country song that I absolutely love, it says, “If you’re going through Hell keep on going, don’t slow down if you’re scared, don’t show it you might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.” When I am going through something I often listen to this song or I ‘ll sing to myself. It reminds me to keep going.
Sometimes it gets hard to keep going but it is an absolute must. I know what it feels like to take two steps and get knocked back three but eventually the steps will get easier and the knock backs will become infrequent. There is a situation that I am currently facing right now. I am currently trying to improve my credit so that I can buy a house, we are finally settled in an area that we love and plan on living here for quite some time so we are ready to buy. I started researching ways to fix my credit and found some useful tips. I started diligently applying these tips to my situation but it seemed every time I would send out a letter another collector was contacting me about another debt.
At first, I got very discouraged and just about gave up. Yeah, I almost just took a seat right there in the midst of this terrible situation. I didn’t see how it was ever going to get better if this kept happening. I prayed about the situation and had to remind myself of God’s promises and plans for my life, plans to prosper me and not harm me plans to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). I got back in it and sent my letters. For the last three months I have seen a positive increase in my credit score and I am just about where I need to be to purchase my first house. Seeing these increases has made the battle much easier, I know it is possible.
It is hard to see the outcome of a situation when you are right in the middle of it, so just keep telling yourself I am going through this, this is not where I reside. It is said that you shouldn’t live in the past but it is important to take a look back and see just how far you’ve come. Sometimes the discouragement comes from not knowing just how much you have actually conquered.
So, look back and tell yourself I am going through. Now turn around and keep going cause you’re almost there. Your reward is waiting on you, go get it!
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. -James 1:12-