Life is hard. The challenges and tests we faced can be so emotionally and spiritually exhausting. Especially; our walk in christianity. The enemy is consistently testing us even to our breaking points.
One day you are empowered and ready to face any challenge and others you just want to curl up under the covers and cry all day. You know the bible speaks often about seasons; the bible also states that there is a time and place for everything. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Take the time and the moments you need, but don't stay there if you're aiming; aim higher every time to achieve greater. If your'e saddened by something take that moment to grieve but never allow yourself to stay there. Allow yourself time to triumph over the pain. Then get up, shake it off learn and move forward.
There is Victory in steadfastness!
Remember, that silly story about the tortoise and the hare. The hare knew that physically he was built faster than tortoise so he was confident he was going to win the race. Oh how he mocked the tortoise and taunted him.
He allowed his prowess, arrogance and pride to get in the way of him winning the race. So full of himself in the middle of a race he stop to take a rest confident that the tortoise would never catch up and then the unexpected happen the hare feel into a deep sleep allowing the stedfast tortoise to bypass him and win the race.
You see we as christians get so caught up by what we see others with. That we forget that if we stay steady we will win the race and will gain treasures and blessings above what we even hoped for. Our own merited blessings customized for just you.
Stop hoping for treasures you see another women or another men with we don't know how their raced was shaped and stop looking at relationships and hoping yours was like it because somethings glitter but doesn't mean is valuable. Cubic zirconia shines just a pretty as diamonds but could never match its quality.
We will win the race not because some proud arrogant person decided to procrastinate. We will be victorious because God is with us an
d that he knows the plans he has for us.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
If you Just keep in trusting God.
If you just obey God's word.
If you just seek him.
If you just let him lead you.
If you Just stay steady.
If you just believe.
If you just invite Jesus.
If Jesus stays in your heart, mind and soul.
You will see.......
That the race was won by you before you even started running.... The omnipotent God we serve has been programming the most effective strategy for the race for you long before you were even born; but you keep passing over its blueprint/map
Be steady; not looking at what you don't have or how soon you will get what you want. Learn to appreciate the process and the preparation.
Think about this---- Jesus separated himself from the disciples and went into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights coming to the final duration of his time there.
Here comes satan the great tempter trying to tempt Jesus with all the things that you could think a man in a wilderness for forty days and nights would love.
Jesus being steady and rooted to his purpose rebuked satan. Steadfastly, after he completed his mission he ministered for three years on earth; healing, preaching the gospel, casting out demons etc until he was able to give man the greatest gifts known to all men.
First the omission of sin, second the defeat of death, third the Gift of the Holy Spirit in dwelling within us, fourth eternal everlasting life to those who are born again, fifth the living hope he rose, sixth grace, seventh mercy, eighth purifying blood, ninth, freedom in christ, tenth legitimate proof of his undying love for us. If I continue THE LIST OF THESE GIFTS WOULD GO ON FOR ETERNITY.
Sweet Jesus the son of God stayed committed to his purpose knowing that his result would be far more important than any short term pleasure flaunted in his face by satan. Our trials and our shortcomings are just layers to the bridges we need to cross to in order to win our individual race.
So I conclude with this your greatness will be determined by how steady you pursue your mission. Victory will be determine by how consistent you run this heart wrenching race.
When you reach that finish line. My Lord what a wonderful day that would be! You will look back and say it's because God gave me the strength to run this race. Christ steady hand upon my life kept me focused and just in time just as was on the brink of becoming like the hare and falling asleep. He stretch his arms wide open and keep me on my feet. So that I could finish.
There is Victory In Steadfastness!
Oh how I love Jesus!
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