Taking A Hit

The strongest we can be as Christians is when we fully understand who we are in Christ Jesus and what we can accomplish in Him. However, even when we are completely secure in our knowledge of who we are in Christ, we still occasionally trip and have a difficult time getting back up. The confidence we have has been marred but not altogether lost. We struggle to remember our identity when we stumble and feel weak. Depressed. It seems the longer it takes for us to return to that full standing position is dependent on many factors. So, assuming that Physical/Chemical imbalances in our bodily system are not a factor, this article addresses what we all struggle with.

-Our own faith may have taken a hit. Even those who have been tested many times and had our faith stretched and grown until we are very strong can stumble a step or two backward when a heavy hit lands squarely.

-Outside negative influences. Constantly being inundated with the unkind or poisonous behavior of others is difficult to keep guard against if it is a family member or coworker. We may even open ourselves to negativity by the media we listen to or watch or the company we choose to keep. Our friends may not be the best influences.

-General neglect to protect ourselves from the fiery darts of our enemy. We should put on our spiritual armor. (Ephesians 6:10-20) We should be praying for protection.

Our own heart, thought life and prayer life go hand in hand with our personal relationship with the Lord. When we have made a choice, consciously or not, to withhold one of these areas from Him who created us then we are setting ourselves up for an attack or outright infestation of enemy.

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

What can we do to get back on top? It is simple really- but can be a very difficult door to open. We must humble ourselves. We must repent for any sins. Until we humble ourselves and repent we are deaf. Only after doing these things may we ask the Lord to show us where we need Him right now in our life. He is waiting for us with the answers. He wants to guide us step by step, He wants to show us. Then in our place of humility we can hear the answer and see the path. This is where we can finally stand up victorious again and return to our knowledge of who we are in Christ.

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About Kajsa Huckaba

"But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also." [2 Corinthians 8:6-8]

It is my earnest desire to stand before the Lord to be called "good and faithful servant". I see my life as a walk of sacrifice that I only get one chance at. My prayer is to be found full of Truth, love, faith, humility and a minister of peace; Speaking Truth in love at all times; Never to be found haughty, abrasive nor guilty of leading young ones away from the Lord.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." [Matt 18:6]

As I firmly believe that the written word carries great power, much is lost in translation- in tone and implied meaning, if you will. I much prefer the spoken word and ministering directly to further the Lord's Kingdom. Many great works are accomplished this way.

"For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake." [1 Thess 1]

Peace and grace,
Kajsa Huckaba

Comments

  1. thewebflyer says:

    Yes humility then boldness before the throne.

    Here is a a piece showing just how far down
    Pride will bring us if we fail to humble ouselves.

    Food for thought.
    Why is there a famine in the Land? (pun intended).

    Judgments, often in the form of “prophetic words,” are the “cause and effect” of fallen stewardship, designed to arrest our attention when we have strayed from His way. Four main areas of warning can be found in Ezekiel 14:13-20 and are seen throughout the entire Bible.

    The first of these is famine (Ez. 14:13). Throughout the world, we can find vivid examples of famine inhabiting a land whose people have entered disobedience before God. This includes both the physical hunger that occupies a territory, as well as the famine of God’s Word (Amos 8:11), His presence, His relationship with His people, as well as His harvest in the lives of His people. God desires His character to be reflected in our areas, but when this occurs, the land is void of anything that reflects God’s nature and love.

    http://www.battleaxe.org/theology_of_the_land.html

    Blessings!

  2. i2am7 says:

    “So, assuming that Physical/Chemical imbalances in our bodily system are not a factor, this article addresses what we all struggle with”

    Would you be able to elaborate a little more on this statement? It was a little comforting hearing you mention this factor, and I am curious what you have to say about it.

    • Kajsa Huckaba says:

      i2am7,

      If you are referring to “Physical/Chemical imbalances” being a real issue in our bodies? If so, yes there are very real problems that can significantly contribute to depression symptoms in people. When those are coupled along with spiritual issues, you can have your hands full just trying to establish what is going on.
      First, pray and ask the Lord to help you find the roots of your feelings of depression.

      By no means am I a physician and so anything I say cannot be construed as such or as medical advice. However, I can share some information that may be helpful to another and it is up to that person to make sound judgements for themselves.

      For women of all ages, a huge problem is lack of progesterone to level out the hormones. It can be bought as a cream. The benefits are lengthy.

      For everyone-
      Supplements of Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Vitamin D. All usually taken at 1000 mgs a day despite what may be “labelled”, particularly when a person is having bouts of depression symptoms.
      Taking herbs that help with thyroid and liver function and cleansing are important factors to eliminating depression symptoms as well as a host of other health problems.
      A big one that greatly affects overall health and depression is lack of significant probiotic foods being eaten. To ensure enough probiotic foods in a person’s daily diet, they should look into culturing their own. Eating a cup of yogurt is not the answer. There is plenty of information on the internet on culturing and fermenting foods.

      In fact, there is a wealth of information on these mentioned above. You are certainly encouraged to do some research into the noted helps listed and also into the entire area of natural cures for depression. If you have prayed first, the Lord will help you clarify what may be going on.

      • i2am7 says:

        I believe wholeheartedly in these things. Haha, especially the progesterone problem. I think it is a pretty controversial issue though among Christians when it comes to the cause of chemical imbalances.. and very uncommonly is it included in Christian articles such as yours. And I do believe.. it is absolutely essential that all aspects of our lives are addressed when talking about our love walk with God! Thank you for responding!

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