do not become doubtful in times of affliction- when you can clearly see that which you face in direct opposition, then you can know and trust that you are indeed of the opposite force. It is then, that you can truly put yourself to the test. You can ask yourself, with proof enough to answer; “am i who i should be?”
it is in battles small and great that we define ourselves. it is where we truly choose our side to stand on, by fighting for it with everything we can give. do not be troubled or afraid when you are called for battle- to pick up your sword, which is the spirit of the Lord, and fight. You have inherited the strength of God your Father, and are protected by it. He will not abandon you, and will not send you to war unprepared. Your fate is in your hands- there is, therefore, no time to hesitate or falter. There is instead a distinct and brilliant urgency to run towards your enemy with all the faith you have in Me. I have never abandoned you… and I never will. You are stronger than your human spirit would have you believe.
Never stop fighting. I have made you a warrior in My holy name. You, with a valiant spirit, will conquer in My name- even over death. Be fearless Bailey. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” I have promised you these things… do not be afraid.
[be strong and courageous. do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. joshua 1:9]