Overcomer: Mallory Fields
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” Psalm 23:4. It is almost guaranteed that at some point in our life we will have to face hard or uncomfortable times. However, God makes us a promise that no matter what we go through he is always right by our side walking us through it. No evil in this world can overcome us because God has already overcome everything. In this weeks blog, Mallory Fields shares her testimony of using her faith as a weapon and a lifeline in her life.
I accepted Christ at a young age and was raised in a home that was very firm and grounded in God’s word. I was taught early on what was right and what was wrong. Most people who experienced a childhood like mine and accepted Christ when they were younger usually say they didn’t really know to the full extent what they were doing. However, I did. I remember everything. Where I was, who I was with, and I knew exactly what it meant. Thankfully though that is not the beginning and end of my story or personal testimony.
My “story” is a little different. It isn’t necessarily my journey coming to know Christ and accepting him in my heart, but instead, it’s how I learned to fully take him as my Savior and use my faith as my biggest weapon against the evil in this world. In high school, like everyone else, I experienced some bumps and challenges. I was able to overcome them with the Lord’s help. However, instead of dwelling on the past and focusing on that aspect of my story, I’d rather look more at where I am today and how I have learned and grown from this past.
So what is happening now? Well, I’m still learning. I have learned that my relationship with the Lord will never be perfect or my life 100% successful. Over the past 2 years, I have experienced pain and my faith being tested in multiple different ways. I have dealt with body insecurities. This insecurity led me down a path of hating the way I looked and not feeling confident in myself. I have attended 3 funerals within the past year, of all close loved ones. My family in Florida lost their homes during hurricane Michael. Because of this, I have had to watch them struggle to live in trailer homes and try to rebuild their lives from scratch. And perhaps, one of the hardest things I’ve dealt with, these past couples of months I have witnessed a very abusive relationship that severely affected my college experience.
I share all of this not to show how strong I am and how I have been able to overcome it all but to show how strong God is. I have learned that through His help, I am able to handle these bumps and hurdles in my life. Through these very hard and challenging months in my life, something that has been very certain and constant is that God has got me, and He is NEVER going to leave me alone.
Posted on Tue, April 2, 2019
by Marilou Braswell