I read and then highlighted the phrase "push back the darkness" in the book, Say Yes To God by Kay Warren. I am re-reading this book and am absorbing things differently then a couple of years ago and that phrase jumped off the page at me.
In my experiences, as I started to infuse and share my faith more and more through this blog, in my work and basically in my daily walk (although I stumble alot) I bet you will agree that when you do the right thing even when it is difficult, do what is best for others regardless of what you may feel or do what is counter culture to the worlds beliefs, things get ugly, conflicted and complicated. Sad by true, which makes no sense, because at the end of the day, don't we all want peace, a little comfort and a whole lotta joy?
Seriously, ya do something good and someone or something is always going to be standing by to shoot an arrow at you, try to squash you like a bug or just down right spit on you...gross, BUT here is the thing,
WE, me, you, us, them...are stronger than that (go ahead, sing the Kelly Clarkson song)
Brave...because we are going to be worried, fearful and unsure..
Faith...because with HIM, everything is possible.
Here is what is going to happen:
When it is the right
combination, when things just fall into place, when things feel right,
when we are all on the same page and a little negativity rears its ugly
head..you know you are going in the right direction. It is not about Religion..it is about Relationship with God and with others.
When you mix love, brave and faith, it is a blend and a bond strong enough to defeat and push back the darkness.
Makes you want flex your muscles and scream "bring it on" and sorry if you sing that Kelly Clarkson song all day long.