Life on Pause: “This is just a test” from God


I have been put out of my comfort zone. I am going to have to finally stand up and put up a fight. I’ve always avoided confrontation… But if I want to survive, I am going to have to fight.

But there are good and bad ways to fight…And I believe with correct and honest intentions…. I’ll be okay – I hope.

Because I believe God is up there saying…..”This is just a test….”

I have been stubborn most of my life- trying to do things on my own.

I might have to ask for help.

Because this is my test…. 

I was given the resources to make a major life decision…after days of  prayer-The answer literally showed up on my doorstep….Without  those resources almost two years ago – it wouldn’t have been possible.

And here they are again…More resources… They are literally being put in front of me-“Here – use them…” But only He knows how stubborn I am.

“This is just a test….but your life depends on it.”

“I am here. You need me.” – so I keep getting reminded.

I am not alone in this fight…..

I think, I have finally come to a crossroad in my life. He’s been leading me to this moment, this direction starting almost two years ago… In a moment when I felt the most alone,   I was shown, that I wasn’t. I just need to open my eyes and see it….

He’s trying to help me – surround me with the things I need – trying to teach me not to be so stubborn…

This is just a test…..






Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

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