What do you do when your battle chooses you ?
What do you do when something shows up on your doorstep that you did not directly cause choose or definitely anticipate life is not always easy .
In fact , some of you today you're here and you're going through the toughest season of your life , there will be seasons where we will suffer , there will be seasons of real pain .
And the question is , how will you respond in those moments ?
Life is hard , sometimes easy .
It's not an option , but it's worth fighting is worth believing .
It's worth giving yourself a chance .
It's worth mustering yourself up standing up inside yourself .
It's worth fighting relentlessly , never giving up .
It's worth it .
You can do it , you can do it .
There's problems that we go through that cause stress , worry , anxiety and fear , but you might be in the battle of your life .
I wanna encourage you .
It's not about what's happening around you .
It's always about what's happening inside of you just because you feel afraid doesn't mean you have to be afraid just because you feel discouraged , doesn't mean you have to be discouraged just because you have fear doesn't mean , fear has to have you .
The sentence out of your mouth is a story that you have put out .
I'm not gonna make it .
I quit .
Let's get a divorce business is never coming back .
We've lost too many people .
I've made too many mistakes .
I'm a failure .
Nobody can help me .
I've done too many bad things .
I , I don't know what's coming out of your mouth , but it's a death sentence and as you continue to confess it and as you continue to declare it , well , don't be surprised when it becomes true in your life .
We have to make sure that whenever I feel when I think a death sentence , I must speak a life sentence .
Oh , I'm feeling the sentence of death .
I'm feeling the thoughts of anxiety .
I'm feeling the thoughts that I'm done .
I feel like I've been used and it hurts and it's difficult .
But when that happens , I start speaking out a life sentence .
No , I'm just gonna keep showing up .
No , I'm gonna get back up the righteous man .
He falls seven times but it gets never give up , never give in because still can't get you past certain things .
Quickness , agility can't give , you gotta have mental toughness ain't permanent , your pain ain't permanent .
You can get through this .
You bigger in your pain .
You better than that .
Come on .
You need to remember .
This is not the first time you cried .
This is not the first time you were short of breath .
This is not the first time you didn't see a way clear .
This is not the first time you were hurt .
This is not the first time your heart was broken .
This is not the first time you didn't have enough money .
This is not the first diagnosis that came up from behind that .
I'm gonna live to tell the story .
This two sh I will remain .
I'm not gonna quit every one of my burdens .
There's a blessing on the inside of it .
If you don't quit , you will win .
You gonna work through this .
You gonna get up , you gonna get dressed , you gonna get out and you gonna do what you've been called to do .
You gonna be what you call me and you gonna prove that everybody that tried to break you , everybody trying to stop you .
Everybody that tried to kill your dream , you gonna prove all of them wrong .
Just keep coming .
That if you got nothing left to give to Ice man is just showing up and I'm telling you don't give up , I'm telling you right now , don't get in , get through it .
And if you can get through it , if you can work , hey , I'm guaranteeing you on the other side is a reward .
It's not permanent .
Pain is secondary .