Rise Up! (An Original Piece)

(I wrote this piece in preparation for The Surrender Experience event that I hosted with my friend Kim Vaughn this past weekend. I pray these words bless and encourage you to Rise Up!")

The past tried to confine you, but the chains were just too weak

Negative opinions tried to define you, but there was no denying your strength

You’ve stood in circumstances where others would have already given up

You’ve had moments of defeat where recovery seemed almost impossible

But somehow…some way, you keep rising up

Your own mind betrayed you with thoughts…

Doubt! Depression! Anger! Unforgiveness! Shame!

All while fear mocked you, questioning you, screaming at you…

“Who do you think you are?”

Every battle you’ve ever faced only added to your collection of scars

But you ALWAYS found a way to RISE UP

 

No Hurt

No Pain

No Circumstance

No Weapon

 

NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU HAS OR EVER WILL PROSPER

 

Look at you!

 

Do you??

Do you see yourself?

I get that it’s easier to celebrate others.

But do you SEE the YOU that God created you to be?

Rise Up!!

 

Do you realize your true potential?

You are an Overcomer

You are a Warrior

You have a God-given Assignment!

You were put on this Earth to Maximize Your Existence

 

When everything was against you…

There was always that still, small voice whispering…

Rise Up!!

 

You ARE More!

You are God’s beauty on display!

You are strength walking!

You are boldness talking!

You have authority that makes the real enemy run for cover.

 

You STILL have a purpose!

 

With everything you’ve been through

You are a still a diamond

 

You’ve been through the fire…

Yet…even the fire couldn’t break you

You are STILL here

 

RISE UP!

Don’t stop now.

Don’t settle here.

There’s more

This is the beginning…

A New Year to be discovered

New Victories to be claimed

New Territory to be conquered

 

Yes, there will even be new battles…new levels…new devils

 

But through it all…RISE UP!

You are more than a conqueror

 

RISE UP!

STAND STRONGER NOW

 

You are not alone!

 

God wants you

God needs you

God loves you

 

Embrace the power that comes from your surrender to Him and Him alone…

RISE UP!

You have a responsibility

 

Snatch your power back

Raise your hands high

Declare with boldness to your unlimited possibilities:

 

“This Year!

This Moment!

I SURRENDER ALL!”

 

And every day, be reminded that you are the manifestation of His Promise…

 

RISE UP!!!!

~ Tasha M Scott, Your Success Connector