It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s how you carry it.

Everyone has a different story in four years. So I am going to celebrate mine joyfully.

In four years I have gotten older, sharper and stronger.

In four years I lost great people and gained great ones.

In four years I have been in the best days of my life, family and ministry.

In four years I am just D I F F E R E N T.

In these past four years I learned to carry the loads of life in a different way.

Through prayer.

Through study.

Through timely fasting.

Not many but when I did them they were lengthy, sacrificial and worthwhile.

I can experience victory after victory through enjoying the God in me. Enjoying how to be still and quieter with Him.

Learning how to pick my battles.

I celebrate my own milestone because when people think I may be unqualified to be a wife, to be a mother, to be a pastor, to be writer, to be a professional or to do whatever —God has made me QUALIFIED!

I am qualified, selected and chosen to continue celebrating four years of the launch of with over 400 blog posts and 2 published books! I am so grateful. All these things have been made possible for me.

I am more than able because it is not just the four years that taught me something of significance but the whole 44 that got me to this point of GRACE, LOVE, FREEDOM and virtue. I am not just a conqueror but I am more than a conqueror—He sees me as a champion.

Every step of the way, He reminds me…. Christina YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH ME. All things. You are getting stronger, wiser, sharper, and becoming more of a visionary then ever before.

I dare to be different. It costs me much, but I can safely share this with you readers….The loads of life didn’t BREAK ME, they BUILT me.

They will build you too!

Keep going! Never give up!

Celebrate your milestones and victories too.

It is only going to get better.

Seasons of difficultly only prepare you for the greatest seasons of breakthrough.

Scripture Reference

“I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty. You’ve so graciously provided for my essential needs during this season of difficulty.” Philippians‬ ‭4:12-14‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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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