I may have to live through it….but i don’t have to live with it!!!

2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;

Life has a way of giving you a test BEFORE giving you the lesson…and during the test, we encounter situations that make us question, “God..WHY?”

Whether it be the transition of family, loss of employment…or plainly put; the climax of a chapter we never saw coming.

And truthfully, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is: there is no spiritual Novocain to erase the pain that you HAVE TO go through. Yes. You HAVE TO go through it! And you unfortunately have to experience that pain.

But. Here is the good news…it’s only temporary!!!

2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;

As rough as it is right now…trouble won’t last forever! And the key to whatever issue, circumstance or problem you are currently facing is to understand you will survive this!!!

Yes. It hurts. Yes. It’s real. Yes. It is unbelievable. But you can LIVE THROUGH THIS!!! You have to! You must!!! Why? Because God has ordained you!! Ordained you to survive! Ordained you to endure! Ordained to be victorious! Ordained to overcome!!! You were ordained for this!!! You are going to beat this trouble!

Don’t quit now! Push harder. Grab your next wind and push further. Push back and don’t be defeated! Refuse to lose!!!

This week! Don’t doubt God or what He has ordained you to do because of any trouble you face. Grab the waist of your pants or skirt…raise them higher and remind yourself: I am ordained to beat this!!! I am ordained for this!!!!

Elder Warren G. Smith, Sr., a native of Gary, Indiana, serves as the Senior Executive Pastor of True Faith Church Ministries of Gary, Indiana and Assistant Pastor of Southwind Church in Michigan City, Indiana.

He has been serving diligently under his pastor, Apostle Anthony Goffin, Sr., for the past 20 years. He has grown in multiple areas of ministry; including outreach, evangelism, Christian education and leadership.  Destined for ministry from birth, Elder Smith has grown to become a wise and knowledgeable man through experience and revelation, leading him in becoming a published author of the book entitled “A Ministry Led Lifestyle”. This profound and Godly inspired writing was published in 2010, and He is already set for his second book to be in 2019!

An anointed preacher and teacher, he draws on his own failures and life’s challenges to deliver God’s Word.  Elder Smith embraces technology and real-life application to illustrate Biblical teachings and principals to assist in conveying God’s plan; including his newest vocal recording on the latest song release, “Destined For Greatness” by Brandon McCallister and The Sounds of Overcomers, upcoming internet radio show “The Open Book”, and now contributing writer with “Hidden In God”!!!   Through venues such as marriage seminars, conferences and revivals, he is committed to winning souls for Christ so that marriages are restored, families are healed and real world issues are overcome by the understanding of God’s Biblical principles!

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