Thursday, November 14, 2013

#IAmNot going to let the rats win!

Years ago when my husband and I were just getting the Ranch started, we were living in a single wide trailer house that was infested with RATS!  That's right, you read that right.  I was so ready to quit doing what we were doing and get a "REAL" job so we could afford something else.  I remember several nights getting up and jumping up and down or doing dances on the floor to try to scare them away.  I couldn't stand hearing them gnaw on the wood.  There were times that I felt like a failure because trying to start a faith ministry from ground zero is hard, the "rats" just kept showing up.  Seemed like things would start going good then another "rat" would show up. 

Just getting another ministry of speaking started, last week I wrote about the rat of doubt that showed up.  That letter to myself about "His goodness makes me good enough" helped tremendously.  I have probably read that 5 or 6 times in the past week!  Another thing I found myself doing last week was I got up out of the chair and stomped on the floor to let the "rats" know that they were not going to take up resident here in this home.  I did this because a friend told me to stop letting the enemy have his way...stand up...stomp your feet and tell him he is NOT welcome in your place...in your home...this is the home that Christ built...that by His blood you are saved and redeemed...he is NOT welcome here...right now...do it! So in saying all that. 

#IAmNot going to let the "rats" win. 

So thankful for all the tools that we are learning in #AConfidentHeart OBS at Proverbs 31 ministries.

I'm going to continue to prepare for the rats to show up by reading all those courage verses again in the Bible.  You see being in this ministry the rats are going to show up, because the enemy doesn't like it when the "STAR" (rats spelled backwards) is turning lives around.  So I will PREPARE and set the TRAP so I don't fall into the TRAP of I'm not good enough, because I AM good enough so......


 
 

#IAmNot going to let the "rats" win!
 
 
2 Timothy "And I know the Lord will continue to rescue me from every trip, trap, snare, and pitfall of evil and carry me safely to His heavenly kingdom. May He be glorified throughout eternity. Amen." THE VOICE
 

6 comments:

Bobby Hamm said...

Cathy, I am so glad you won't let the "rats" win. Keep up the stompin'!

Witt said...

Love that God's Word gets rid of the doubt in our life, thanks for that encouragement, Cathy. Thankful that you are using the Bible verses on COURAGE that Melissa shared on the OBS Daily Blog! ~Stacey (OBS Small Group Leader)

Blogger Loves The King said...

Let's keep stomping those rats together. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader/Blog Hop Team)

amelia said...

I love this! Rats, Star, I'd never heard that before.

Cathy Fry said...

Amelia, I'm going to have that in my book I'm try to write someday. Lord willing. We came up with that to talk about the rats in front of our daughter because she was terrified of them.

Jill Raymond said...

Love this! I love the visual of stomping away the rats. When I get off work I'm going home and doing just that. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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