In The Face Of Adversity

The truth of the matter is most people cannot handle adversity.

Most people don’t know how to overcome.

Most people live a sick cycle of relapse.

Most people keep going back to bondage.

Most people cant move past pain or hurts.

Most people stay angry.

Most people walk around feeling neglected and bitter.

Most people don’t wanna let go.

Most people don’t know how to get out of their negative thinking.

Most people don’t read the Word.

Most people don’t know where to go or who to turn to.

Most people don’t know how to call on God.

Most people don’t know how to live.

Most people don’t know how to PRAY!!!!

They keep becoming prey because they don’t pray!!!!

Most people don’t know how to fight the right way! They don’t understand that their weapons are MIGHTY IN GOD for pulling down all these strongholds and for casting away every negative thought and argument that tries to exalt itself against the knowledge of God! (2 Corinthians 10 paraphrased)

To cast is to throw! It is to use force! There is work involved in throwing away and off! There is force used to counterattack all those things that try to weigh us down. All those things that try to take us off course and away from our God-given divine purpose.

We need to learn how to stand up in the face of adversity!

These things happen so we can learn.

Because we are victorious!

We are not a victim of our circumstances.

We are the victor.

We are victorious!

We are change agents!

Able to do! Able to make things work!

Coming back from a youth conference this weekend, one of the keynotes Jeff Grenell said, “In hardship learn to worship! Our chaos becomes His canvas!”

This was just another reminder that there is a way! After he lost his wife to cancer he thought life was over. Ministry was depleted! But in that precious situation…. ministry actually BEGAN for him alone! God uses us greater when we are down to less! So we have to learn how to express our gratitude to God and find LIFE! The life He wants us to live.

Cristina Mendez, Pastor of HEIM told the world, “I will still roar! I got more fights in me!!! This is after losing a husband!

Pastor Juan Mendez shouted just weeks after losing his brother, “Grow through what you go through!” And continues to uplift the church God gave Him— MUI, Yonkers.

Levi Lusko said after his 5 year old daughter past just 5 days before Christmas, “The day I closed her eyes was the day God opened mine!” And he lives every day to preach the gospel!

Now what are you saying?

What are you doing to help change your situation? What are you doing to help broaden your perspective?

All these people with heavy trials they are still preaching, still raising kids, still filling the church and they still living for God! They are impacting nations. So can you.

Get up and stand in the face of your difficulty! Face the adversity! Rise above it! It is not over!!!! God is just beginning His BEST work when you feel like nothing is going to work!

With love,


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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