I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8)
Life is full of challenges. As Christians, we are to rely on God’s strength to get us through times of challenge. A few weeks ago, when my literary contract was cancelled, people thought that was a challenge for me. I guess it was, but there was absolutely nothing I could’ve done to avoid it, so it’s easy for me to move on.
Well, I’m facing another challenge that’s very difficult because through my own strength I can think of plenty of things I can do. As a matter of fact, I could’ve completely avoided this situation. And now that it’s happened, I have a solution that doesn’t require divine intervention. LOL The solution will leave me comfortable, BUT I will have to visit this challenge again. That’s how life is. It’s like taking an ‘I’ in a required college course. (I=incomplete) In order for you to receive your degree, you have to complete that course. It’s always better to try your hardest to complete the course the first time even if it’s difficult. Gotta push through. And I definitely don’t want to spend 40 years trying to accomplish something that only takes 11 days. LOL Read Deuteronomy for that story.
I don’t have the strength to face this challenge. I really don’t. So, I am going to rely on Jesus, COMPLETELY!! I know He will get me through this. Discomfort is inevitable, but in the end I will be a better person.
If you’re facing a challenge that you’ve decided to solve without relying on God, maybe you should rethink the solution. Rely on Him to get lasting results. Avoid the ‘I’.
Just blogging it out . . . Oh and Happy Tuesday Night! 😀
Keep praying for our country.