Mark 13:13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Throughout the 5.5 years of being saved, I've lost count how many times I've faced ridicule, rejection and persecution from nonbelievers and believers just because I stand firm on the Bible and Holy Spirit. I'm not going to lie but those moments have been very painful but then the LORD tells me "daughter, they hated me first" and I just tear up. It's in those moments, I ask Jesus to give me strength, to heal my heart, to teach me how to love, to teach me how to forgive and to give me the courage to keep preaching his truth to anyone who has an ear to hear.
The Christian walk isn't easy at all and anyone who says it is, is a liar. Being a Christian is dying to self daily, it's saying YES to Jesus and NO to this world, it's living and walking in the Spirit of God (even when our flesh wants to take over), it's picking up our cross and it's being the light and the salt in this broken and fallen world.
Every day when we wake up, it's a gift from GOD that is filled with new mercies but it's also filled with new tests to glorify GOD in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.
As soldiers of Christ, the battle isn't easy but it's worth it and I encourage you all to keep going, don't flounder, don't give up, don't compromise and don't toss in the towel. Hold on to God's promises and surround yourself with other GOD-fearing, bible-literate, onfire, prophetic, discerning believers who will support, encourage, edify, exhort, warn and always lead you to JESUS and his bible so you can make it to your promise land here on earth and in heaven. Stand strong soldier!
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.