Today's Motivational Monday Moment is a collaboration with fellow author, Unoma Nwankwor. She's sharing what Romans 12:12 means to her, and it is to the point and powerful! It is my hope that the words of my various writer friends will bring you encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration in the months to come.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
The Bible tells us that hope deferred makes the heart sick. And believe me the Bible ain't never told no lies. Waiting for something with all your might and it eluding you time an time again is literally sickening. Going through one storm after the other is equally tiring. Especially when you see God "answering" everyone else's prayer.
My life's purpose born from my personal story is one of encouraging others in hope, This verse means a lot to me because when I feel like I can't take another step forward, when I feel like I can't pray another unanswered prayer, when I feel like the walls are closing in...I cling to Romans 12:12 for dear life.
We're supposed to be joyful while we hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Those are tall orders. In other words, we're instructed not to let our zeal subside, we must continue to confidently expect what He has promised. We will face trials, that is a guarantee but we're to remember what the Lord has done in the past and go through it in patience and no murmuring. A lot of us say we are waiting on the Lord, but sis, how you waiting tho? Are you constantly complaining? Lastly, the enemy is tricky, he will have you all in your feeling during trials. That is the time to praise, pray and worship through. Nothing throws him off than when you are praising when everything going on around you should make you cry.
That is what Romans 12:12 does for me and I cling to it for dear life.
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