Give it all you've got!
How many times have we come up against some rather difficult circumstances that require us to make tough decisions?In these times, we can choose to fold under pressure or we can choose to roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty and push forward. We all have that conqueror inside of us. That sleeping giant that is waiting to arise once again.
Today's world seems to be growing darker and darker at a rapid pace. There is an increase in hatred, financial difficulties near and far, poverty, and sickness and disease across the world. Hope is dying in the hearts of many at a rapid pace. And the love that was once in the hearts of many has gone cold. So in these perilous times what do we do?
Romans 8:18 says, " For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Often times as believers, we get it wrong. We expect to go through life without having to face trials and unsavory circumstances. And when we do face the fires of life, we give up, cave in, and quit. How could this possibly be the life God had in mind when he created us?
I'm here to tell you that God has great plans for you! Plans to prosper and not to harm you, as the prophet Jeremiah spoke of. There is no situation or circumstance that can steal what God has for you. So what do we do? We fight the good fight of faith. Galatians 6:9 says, "be not weary in well doing for in due season, you shall reap if you faint not." Keep pressing! Allow God to protect you as you go through the fires of life. Allow those fires to strengthen and refine you. In the end, you come out as pure gold.
We have all had our fair share of tests and trials. But take heart, Christ came to overcome the world and all of the problems that come along with it. Don't give up, cave in, or quit. Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to withstand all of the wiles of the devil." (Eph 6:11)