"But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation." 1 Thessalonians 5:8
So, here's why I'm writing about it. This is a very recent testimony in my life.
I have been taking a non-narcotic pain killer to manage back pain. Recently, I found myself taking more than necessary to try to take away a non-physical pain. An emotional pain. As if this pill were like zoloft and would numb the very real presence of pain. I knowingly was not turning to Christ for this area of my life.
Due to some medical tests, I had to go off of this medication for a few days. It was in that time that the conviction came from my Sweet Father. He gently challenged me to turn to Him with my "pain." I have a sign hanging on a wall that simply says:
"Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." Philippians 4:13... The Message
What is the point of having these reminders on the walls within my home if I am not willing to obey. This is something that looked pretty but I was not willing to really do. I was trying to "make it" by taking pills.
There is so much more to this story and how God brought all of this beautifully to a success story for me. It is way too much to write. The details are not as important as the praise that I can now offer clearheadedly to our Amazing, Great God!!! I can now live in the light and be clearheaded!!!