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 WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU HAS OR EVER WILL PROSPER
Look at 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?
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…
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
Don’t stop now.
Don’t settle here.
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
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…
You have a responsibility
Snatch your power back
Raise your hands high
Declare with boldness to your unlimited possibilities:
I SURRENDER ALL!”
And every day, be reminded that you are the manifestation of His Promise…
~ Tasha M Scott, Your Success Connector