Life is full of uncertainties, when good things happen unexpectedly we rejoice and tell everyone. However, when the negative things of life happen, we pout, cry, fret, and tell everyone. How we handle the negative unexpected things will often determine how long they last, what the final outcome will be. So when I had a negative doctor’s report about 8 years ago, I had the opportunity to practice what I have preached for the better part of 2 decades. These are the steps I took in this ordeal. I was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer with a 12cm mass in my right kidney. We have to get back to the basics of faith.
DON”T PANIC was the first thing I heard in my heart. Panic will cause hysteria, confusion and irrational behavior.
Corral your thoughts. 2 Cor 10:3-5 tells us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Part of this is being careful what and who you listen to. and what we keep in front of our eyes. Faith is your pathway to victory. Thanksgiving is the attitude of faith, Praise is the voice of faith and praying in the spirit builds your faith. Surround yourself with people of faith
Watch your mouth: Get a grip on your lip. Prov 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Your words will bring victory or usher in defeat. Speak God’s word over your situation.
God is still, on the throne, He is still able to take care of everything, He is till faithful to His promises, He is still on your side, He is still the comforter, Strengthener and protector.
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Remember it’s the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.