Hanging discreetly on my grandmother’s refrigerator was a magnet that has proven to be a guiding light and source of inspiration for me over the years. It taught me about thriving in survival mode. It wasn’t “profound” in the normal sense of the word, nor was it impressive to look at. I’m pretty she got it at the dollar store, or somewhere else pretty cheap because it was taped together and falling apart. A cute picture of an angel hanging off a knot at the end of a simple rope was all it took to catch my attention with this pithy saying:
“When I am at the end of my rope, all I do is tie a knot and hold on.”
Throughout my life, my mind’s eye goes back to Grandma’s kitchen and I can visual that tattered magnet. Time and time again those words have brought comfort and reminded me that it’s ok to simply “get by” sometimes.
Read more Bible verses about comfort for encouragement.
From Just Getting By to Thriving in Survival Mode
Sometimes all we can do is survive when life’s challenges and circumstances mount up against us. And you know what? It’s OK! If this describes you, I can totally relate where you’re coming from. I have recently just overcome a 6-year journey where I was in “survival mode” for much of it. I wanted to share some encouragement and tips on how to thrive during these types of seasons. Click on the video below to watch…
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More Than a Conqueror
If you are barely “getting by” and are in survival mode, don’t settle for anything less than God’s best for your life. You can still THRIVE in this season! Take these words from Romans 8:31-39 to heart because our Heavenly Father will help you be more than a conqueror!
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one!
Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:”For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It takes courage to choose to thrive in survival mode. Sometimes more than we have in our own strength. Read these Bible verses about strength and courage when you need extra encouragement to continue your journey towards living the abundant life.
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