What a peculiar way to title a blog, don’t you think? So, last weekend, my church just celebrated her 11th-year anniversary. We held a celebration by holding a two-day power conference, and the theme was ‘ARISE.”
You’d be surprised how many times I have heard the word, ARISE, this year. Let me give you a hint, many times. And I don’t think I’m going to stop hearing the word.
You see, for each person, ARISE is going to have different meanings. On Sunday, our guest minister, Pastor Segun Olugbemi, explained that when God is saying to you ‘ARISE’, He’s announcing a new season in your life.
Choosing to Arise
One thing is clear though, it is not easy to get up, to arise. I should know, I’ve been there. We’ve all being there. Some of you are probably still there. But something I learned while I struggled was that it was my decision to either stay there or get up and say, “enough is enough.”
My own struggles centered around school and my relationship with God, which led to depression, low self-esteem, and indulging in unpleasant desires. At many points, I got scolded by my mentor, who told me to “get up!” And then ‘get up’, I did. But not at all bravely.
However, with the constant decision to take charge of my life, as well as constant reminders that God is there to support me, I’m able to trudge on with the help of His Spirit.
There’s this quote that goes, “Your current situation is not your final destination.” Whatsoever you may be or are going through, I want you to know that you can get up. And when you do arise, there is something much much better for you.
So, arise, it’s time to get up.
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