YOU SURVIVED!

Look at all the things you have been through in your life. Since the day of your birth to this day, you have been through some crushing seasons. Some seasons have been so dark that you wondered if you were going to come out alive, but you fought for your life. Some trials almost made you lose your mind but you fought to get your mind back. Some battles left you feeling all alone but Jesus was there to be that very present friend to lean on. Some wars you fought left you with a limp but you still got up and kept going.

Don’t you see how strong you are? Can’t you see you are a fighter?

I’m here to tell you, though you came out with bruises and scars, well done soldier, well done warrior

  1. you made it through that anxiety and panic attack.
  2. You stayed strong through that challenging battle.
  3. You fought a good fight even when the odds were against you.
  4. You survived that depression that almost took you out.
  5. You kept it together even though inside you were falling apart.

Look at you, you look so beautiful, so fresh, so strong, so full of life. You survived it all and Praise God you do not look like what you have been through!

▪️You are more than and conqueror (Romans 8:37)

▪️You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13)

▪️Well done good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21-23)

Tsitsi

@youcanriseagain

The Secret Place

I asked a few people what they thought when they hear the phrase The Secret Place. I got different answers some said they thought about a Cave, some thought an address that nobody else knows about, 

and some said a hiding place or room. All answers, though different had something in common they were talking about a hidden and personal space that no one else knows about.

 

I have realised that this secret place does not always have to be an environment but it can also be a mindset. I have found out that I can actually zone out of the environment that I’m in even when there is a lot of people around me. I can be in my on space in a place full of people. I can be in my own secret place where no else one knows what I’m thinking about, what I’m seeing or looking at, no one knows what secrets I’m keeping deep inside. It is my secret place

 

I go through periods in my life where I just want to come out of the world spend time with God and equip myself to go back into the world. When I’m in my secret place, 

I switch off and just focus on my 

personal relationship with God. It is in that place I ask God questions, I seek direction, I repent, I wage war on the devil, and I break, bind, rebuke, renounce and denounce in that secret place. I sweat bullets in my secret place. I cry, I groan deeply and sometimes I argue with God because Iwant him to accept my will instead of his. I try to reason with God; I roll on the floor in my secret place. I’m also silent at times in my secret place, listening to what God is saying and if I don’t hear anything I just lift my hands and Worship. I can safely say there is a lot of craziness that happens in this space of mine, a lot that a person from the outside will never understand and only God can. There is a lot of rearranging that takes place, a lot of deep cleaning of this soul of mine when I’m in my secret place. Im undeniably in my raw-rest form when I’m in my secret place. I’m myself, I’m vulnerable, and I’m a child.

 

Then something different happens when I come out from my hiding place. Im stronger, lighter, happier, composed and rejuvenated. I’m refilled; I’m comforted and beautifully broken. Oh how I love spending time in that secret place. I’m always changed when I spend time in the presence of the almighty that is why I call it my secret place.

 

Find your special secret place and spend time with your creator and he will reveal to you wonderful, marvelous and hidden things that you know nothing about. (Jeremiah 33:3)

 

 

Tsitsi 

 

@youcanriseagain

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS!

 As I was walking through the woods, I could not help but feel the peace that came out of nature.  The very tall trees just stood still not being moved by all the activity that was going on around them. There’s probably some snakes sliding underneath the grass or some creepy crawlies moving around. So many things happen in the woods especially when it’s dark. Foxes and other scary animals come out and night but when the light comes out in the morning, everything becomes still.  And the scary animals hide away. How can there be this kind of peace in a place where so much activity takes place especially at night? I thought to myself.

 

So this got me thinking, most of us who have been around long enough can agree with me that this journey called life is not an easy one. We face so many challenges and obstacles; some small, some so big that they knock us down to our knees. Some trials make us feel like losing hope; some give us a lot of anxiety and sleepless nights.  These trials usually present themselves in different shapes and forms and they often show up when we least expect. They usually catch us by surprise. 

 

In spite of all these things that we go through in life, there is 1 thing that I found to be true, the special Light that when it comes out and invades the darkest nights of our lives it brings peace in the midst of whatever wars we may be facing. Jesus Christ is that Light. Trust me when I say I was never one that believed Jesus could give me that kind of peace. To me Jesus was one of those people that I would always go to when I was in trouble and when my problem is gone I forget about him.  I can safely say I used Jesus only for my benefit.

 

Things changed for me when I received Christ over 10years ago. Salvation came and my whole life changed. The way I see trials and challenges has changed and my whole outlook on life has been transformed.  Don’t get me wrong this does not mean that when I face these trials I’m all happy and I don’t feel any pain, but I know this truth that having Jesus in my life and accepting him as my personal Lord and Saviour has given me a certain comfort that I can never find anywhere. It has given me a certain hope that the world can never give me. It has made me see God in every storm that I have experienced and given me a certain peace that this world cannot offer. There is a certain strength to carry on that comes with having Jesus by your side. I have learnt that with God we will walk through some difficult valleys but he always gives us the grace to go through them if we receive the light that he brings. It is also in these seasons that God moulds us, he multiplies us and deliverance takes place inside of us. 

 

One important lesson that I have taken in most of the storms that I have gone through is that, we go through storms to be moulded, healed and delivered but above all we overcome so that we can reach out to other peoplewho are broken and hurting. I always say, ‘’if you have not gone through some tough stuff in your life or experienced some difficult situations and overcame then who can you encourage, reach out to or comfort. Experience is what develops in us certain compassion and sensitivity towards others and it develops humility in us and because we overcame our own storms we are now equipped to lift up the other person who may be facing a difficult storm.

 

When I look back at the storms that I have faced and overcame I can only see God. He gave me the grace to get out of the house and not look like what I was going through, he still dressed me up with a smile on my face. He sustained my mind when I could have lost it and I cannot help but thank him for giving me PEACE in the midst of my CHAOS. 

 

Ask Jesus to walk with you and you will never regret it.

Tsitsi

@youcanriseagain

Evening Primrose

One of my favourite supplements is Evening Primrose. I have been using this for a while now and the change it has brought to my life is amazing. It has helped with balancing my hormones and eliminating some of the unpleasant hormonal symptoms i used to experience. You can purchase this product from Holland and Barett and if you are in Harare Zimbabwe you can purchase from The Health Shop, Health and All, located in Kwame Nkrumah Ave in Harare Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 .

Be the first to break the CYCLE by stepping out of the CIRCLE!

I’m sure many of us have gone through this at some point in our lives, Cycles. When you feel like everything you are going through is deja vu. Going through the same unpleasant experiences over and over again and the hardest thing about it is not knowing how to stop it. We often wonder why we keep experiencing the same thing year in and year out. For some it has gotten so bad that you can even predict the time it is going to happen because you are so used to the cycles.

Sometimes we can see the recurring patterns in our families in the form of hereditary diseases, job losses, abortion of plans, premature termination of dreams, premature deaths etc. These can be very heartbreaking and a great torment to one’s spirit as you end up feeling like nothing is ever going to change. When we are born and as we go through life in this world, we pick up so many things along the way and therefore we need to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus daily to remove the stains that are placed on our spirits by experiences of life.

 

As children of God we need to understand that Jesus came so that we might have life and have it to its’ fullest. (Gal 3:13). We need to realize and begin to exercise the power that was given to us. (Luke 10:19 Behold I have given you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming the curse himself… Jesus’s death on the cross was not for a specific group of challenges but his death came about to conquer all challenges and to deliver everyone. By his death and resurrection we were given power to fight against any kind of challenge we might face. We have been given the power to break generational curses by simply stepping out of the circle in the name of Jesus Christ. When you choose to allow Jesus to take control of your life, there is a breaking of chains that begins to happen because when Jesus steps into a place, demons tremble and flee, darkness cannot stand him because he is the Light. Nothing remains the same when Jesus occupies your heart. Chains are broken, healing and deliverance takes place. It is only by the power in the name of Jesus we are set free from any demonic oppression.

By choosing to invite Jesus into your heart you are bringing freedom to yourself, your family, your children, your children’s children and generations to come. The question is are you ready to make a change? Are you willing to be the first to break the cycle by stepping out of the circle?

Tsitsi

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Pray for Yourself

No one can seek God for you or be saved for you. You cannot rely on someone else prayer or experience, you cannot depend someone else’s salvation, you cannot live off of your parents/ grandparents’s prayers. You have to seek, pray and know God for yourself. .

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Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12 #christianliving #godoverall #trustjesus #seekgod #lovegod #pray #prayer #salvation

What’s making you anxious?

I have realised the importance of checking myself from time to time to ensure I’m doing things that enhance and better my life and not destroy myself from the inside.  One of the ways i do this is asking myself, is God still first in my life or i have put him in the back seat somewhere?
Recently i have realised that there are moments in my life (they don’t happen often, which is good) i wake up feeling a bit anxious for no apparent reason and trust me even if this is not as intense as other people’s experiences, it is a horrible feeling to have. I look at my work life, my personal life and my family life and i cannot seem to find anything that would cause me to be anxious. So what is causing this? I ask myself.  What i have found helpful (and i do this quite often) is look at my daily routine to check if there is anything that I’m doing that I’m not supposed to which might have thrown me off balance? Is there anything important that i have been doing that i have stopped doing which has contributed to me feeling this way? During my personal investigations i have found out that every time i experience this anxious feeling, i have neglected my bible reading, my prayer life and generally spending time with God. When i go back to consistently reading the word and praying, i become happier within and that anxious feeling just disappears and my whole being becomes peaceful again.
I would encourage every child of God to grab their bible and read it even if its just for 5 minutes a day, it will transform your life. The word of God is alive and it has been given to us to change our lives and make us whole again. 
Psalm 119:105 ”Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Tsitsi