Have you ever heard someone say something like this: “It is too hard, I’m quitting, why does everything have to be so hard…” I hear this on a daily basis. If you allow this stinking thinking into your mind it will cause you great grief. Remember winning or losing, going on or quitting, is a war that is waged in your mind first. What you are is a result of your thinking. God says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
God will not allow you to be in a situation you cannot handle with His help. Jesus sent us the “Helper.” When the children of Israel left Egypt, God led them the long way. We all like the short way, the easy way, the fastest way. That is not always the plan of the Lord for us. When Jesus went into the wilderness and was tested or tempted by the devil, He never said, “This is too hard.”
Can you imagine the Lord complaining to the disciples that something is too hard? Take this phrase out of your vocabulary. It is stinking thinking and will make the journey harder for you. It will make it easier to quit. That is exactly where the enemy wants you.
I guess somewhere along the way we began thinking like the Israelites that entering our promised land was going to be effortless and without battles. This is not the case. You have to manage your expectations. We are at war and it will not be easy until we get to heaven. Yet in the midst of the mess, we have the power of God to walk us through.
The mindset of the Israelites was making this quick and easy. It was actually an 11-day journey that took them 40 years because of their complaining and lack of faith. Don’t be a Sunday Warrior and a Monday Whiner.
You truly can “do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Never give up! Keep the faith and keep fighting. He who rose from the dead fights for us, so You are a winner already. Believe what the Word says about you.
Just a thought.