This is how the name of my blog got started and why I chose what I did.
Sitting with a very dear friend at Panera one Friday morning, we are discussing how this whole “blog” thing works. Everything in the world has tried to keep us from meeting. We finally did, and while we were meeting everything that could interrupt, tried to. Luckily for the two of us, we are pretty stubborn and stayed the course. This blog was something I had been meaning to start 3 years prior, it was coming up on the 3rd anniversary of my Grandmother’s passing and I knew it had to be this year. So as we are going through all the options, designs, ideas, etc I keep getting calls and trying my best to ignore them so I will stay on task. The last one was my boss and she left a message, I immediately thought “oh, Lord, help me…this can’t be good and I need to finish this.” Well, I got my answer right away. These thoughts immediately flooded my mind, “I will not be moved. No matter what comes my way, I will not be moved. No matter the situation, satan, I will not be moved. No matter what you throw at me I am going to stay this course and I am not moving off of this again.” Those thoughts were not my own, I can tell you in previous years when I started down this path, everything he could throw at me he did and I pulled back (I moved away), NOT THIS TIME…. Just like a tree with deep roots, I have been planted and I’m being feed by a spring of holy water, the winds can blow (and they are fierce sometimes), but I WILL NOT BE MOVED! When God wants to move me again, that’s fine but I will be here until that day.
My grandmother’s famous saying was “come hell or high water”, right now that’s what I’m living a little of both. The attacks come and they are coming from all directions but I WILL NOT BE MOVED. God’s promises are that he will never leave nor forsake me. He did it before and he will do it again. The enemy can do a lot of things but he can not destroy me. He can not take my faith away. He can not take Jesus from me. When he rares his ugly head, I step on him. I chase him out with my “sword of the spirit”, the Word of God, my Bible. In starting this, we have had attacks on our finances, our children, our marriage. I have had personal attacks on my mind, my headaches have started again, some days I feel like I just don’t want to get out of bed. Let me tell you, when my feet do hit the floor, I’m praying and I’m telling the devil just where he can go and that I’m not going to take this fight laying down. He wants a storm, well guess what I am the storm and you won’t stop me. He will not keep me from reaching those people that God has put me here to speak to, to witness to, what ever the need is.
Some verses I pondered when writing this:
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV
“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:3 NKJV
Please take this as encouragement. If God has laid it on your heart to do something, go somewhere, speak a word to someone, whatever the case; just do it. Be obedient. He takes care of the rest. It may be a BIG leap of faith but it’s worth it. It may bring you completely out of your comfort zone and put you in deep waters where you can’t touch but He will never leave you. There is growth there, stay the course. When the enemy attacks, declare war and get on your knees and pray. God is always with you. He always hears you.
It comes to me “I will not be moved”!
What are you being moved off of today? What is moving you? Is it God? Is the enemy trying to keep you from doing what God has called you to do? What do you need to pick back up and run your race with?