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Through the Storm: My Story Part 2

 

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I do not regret getting baptized, but looking back, I think I got baptized too soon. There are things no one tells you about being a Christian. Spiritual warfare is real. After getting baptized, I faced unusual obstacles and trials. I got baptized in 2018, and it is safe to say that 2018 was the worst year of my entire life. As a young Christian, my relationship with God was hardly well developed. I saw God make a move for me, but I also saw the struggle. In 2018, I lost many jobs. The first job was not a big deal. Shortly after that, I got another job in my city. I worked there for two weeks, and the manager called me to tell me that they were letting me go. That broke me, twice in a row, it was too much. The next job that I got after that, I was fired from as well. Then, things started to get really grey and I questioned where God was, what he was doing through all of that. I got another job that I was fired from as well. I was a good worker, I showed up early, I did my job, but somehow got fired. I remember praying to the point of tears during this period. At each of those jobs, my co-workers were shocked whenever I got fired, they just did not think I deserved to be let go.

Psalm 34:19

The righteous have many problems, but the LORD delivers them from every one.

I had to look away from the physical situation, and look to the spiritual situation. I knew that whatever was going on was not normal. I got fired for ridiculous reasons. I knew that there was some kind of foul play. The occurrence of all of this right after I got baptised was no coincidence, it was spiritual warfare. I had to connect with the lord for real, and reach to the depths of my heart in honest prayers with him. God delivered me from that situation, he heard my cries. I wish someone told me of the trials of this line of faith beforehand, I am not saying that I would not have gotten baptized, but I would have preferred to do it at a later time when I had a lot more spiritual maturity. However, I thank God for his mercies over me.

Matthew 10:32

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,

 

Psalm 71: 15-18

My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

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