Have you experienced life being one thing after the other? You get past one thing, and as soon as you seem to exhale, something else manifests to bring negative emotions, and responses.
I am reminded of a very familiar, yet easily forgotten passage of scripture in James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers when you encounter trials of many kinds 3. For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (ESV)
I have and am yet learning during the trials of life, is when we are fully trained, developed, matured, equipped and empowered, if allowed. It is during these times that we are most humbled, because we realize, we have little to no answers and have to totally rely on the Greater One, God to get us through the trial and to our places of Victory and Destiny.
The thing we must remember is, our destiny is not complete, until our lives on this side, are over. Therefore, after the completion of one phase of life, it is on to the next phase. With this, there will be constant tests, and challenges. We must learn to control our emotions, expect resistance and trust that we will come out on the side we are destined. The word “through” is more powerful than we credit. If properly perceived, it ministers to the fact that, we are en route somewhere. The place we are is temporal and as we travel, we can capture some things, while being assured there is a Victory.
Most every part of our lives will require a process. This is because if we do not have experiences, then it is likely we will not learn, or even attempt to capture the necessary things we need to, to enhance and evolve. Think about life when it seems all is flowing well. Be honest, and share with yourself how in these times, we become slack in our trust, in the greater one. We become slack in surrendering our all to him, consulting him before decisions, or even offering things up to him at all. It is mainly in difficult times that we immediately seek his direction and wisdom.
The truth is, we are to seek him FIRST, in all things. This is where the power lies. This is where some of the tests and trials can be lessened. We can take the strategic route, to prevent some hills, valleys and detours. We can have a straight shot to our destined place, when we follow our spiritual GPS (God’s Powerful Standard).
So, before you decide GIVING UP is an option, decide that is too easy. The wise and humble thing to do is to seek God, and his instructions and ultimately find out, this is the best and most effective way. It will save us some wasted time, energy and position us exactly where we need to be, to see the success set up for us.
Today, strategically denounce every negative thought pattern. Don’t you give in to another thought that says “I Can’t”. Don’t you surrender to another curse of words, from your own mouth that stunt your growth, and causes you to forfeit your destiny. Choose your words wisely, and most of all your actions. If you tell yourself you can’t, you won’t. If you speak to yourself positively, you will function positively. Self-talk, negative or positive, will yield results. Therefore, make the conscious decision to RUN ON, see what the end shall be! Tell yourself, I am going to see how many lives I can impact, while I am in the earth. Go ahead, the clock is ticking!
Don’t you do it! Don’t you stop, don’t you GIVE UP! No Longer, is it an option.