I haven't written in a while but today there is this strong urge to pencil something down. We live in a time where so much wants to bring us down. The waves of life's stormy sea seem to pull us in no matter how we try to stand and just waddle through, if we could. I want to talk about something I am almost sure you have heard about countless times. I know every one tells you not to give up, not to throw in the towel and to keep on. I just want to tell you that your position when things happen is very important.
When life throws you a curve you didn't see coming, Don't look down. When your parents tell you that you were the mistake that should never have happened, Don't look down. When your loved ones take a peek into eternity and decide that they are better off there than here, Don't look down. When those grades don't seem to take you higher, Don't look down. When your heart is losing strength and you can literally feel that you might just lose the little ounce of sanity that remains, Don't look down.
For the place of 'Down' is despair, horror, fear, hopelessness and turmoil. It has written on its surface the lies and deceptions of the enemy. Who you are is not 'Down'. You are seated with Christ UP! Far above principalities and powers. Choose the better position and look up. For 'Down' is a pit that will drown your strength and happiness. It is the abode of desperation and fear. That is what happens Down! Up however, is the place of victory. It is where triumph is. Jesus ascended up! Up is where you are meant to be. Don't look down.
"We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete..." Hebrews 12:2 (ERV)
"I look up to the hills, but where will my help really come from? My help will come from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 (ERV)