“The LORD of Heaven's Armies has spoken--who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him?" Isaiah 14:27 (ESV)
It was 1996, and I was reconnecting with some of my friends. We got together and had a great time at the ‘tracks’. I had no idea that by the end of the night, I would meet up with disaster. After an unexpected and gruesome altercation, I was rushed to the hospital. Months of physical healing and years of emotional scars followed, BUT the Lord’s Hand was raised – Isaiah 64:17a and no weapon formed against me prospered. Twenty years later – HERE I AM - UNSTOPPABLE!
Fast forward to just about four years ago. My day started off like any other day: bath, breakfast and some rough and tumble with the kid. We did our devotions and left out for the day. Work went well, choir practice was amazing and the mentorship meeting flowed smoothly. Back home by eight, I stuffed a turkey, put it in the oven and made preparations to head out. Suddenly, everything stopped. I could not breathe, I mouthed something because no sound would come out, the world spun twice and that was it. The next thing I remembered was being at the hospital. I was surrounded by family, nurses and doctors and heard murmurs that my condition was deteriorating. BUT, The Lord of Heavens had spoken- Psalm 118:17 I would not die but live, and would proclaim what the LORD had done. And HERE I AM today – UNSTOPPABLE!
Many times we are faced with life altering challenges; our human side calls it a dead end, the spiritual mind refers to it as the plan of the enemy but to the UNSTOPPABLE it is an opportunity.
There is a popular saying, “Where there is life there is hope.” Survival gives you another chance. One online dictionary defines opportunity as an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something you have to do. My recent “opportunity” came from a follow-up doctor’s visit. When I got the news, what should have made me fearful actually activated my super power. I changed my perspective. Instead of looking at my diagnosis as “the end” I saw it as the beginning. I reminded myself of “The Plan” God has for me, the plan that does not include harming me. I reflected on the word of God that admonishes me not to fear, nor be dismayed and I held on to the promise of God to strengthen me, help me and uphold my hand. I looked back on the previous years and the trials that I've faced, and I knew that heaven's armies were fighting for me as always.
My sister, I encourage you as I encourage myself.
The One who is in us, God, is far greater than the world, any blockage and all the chaos it throws our way. The LORD of Heaven's Armies has spoken--who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him?"
I’m Unstoppable – What’s your superpower?