I find myself in a familiar place again. I start working diligently to do what I know God wants me to do, then suddenly, I find myself in the middle of relational and life chaos. My normal response has been to back down and hide. If you look at my devotionals over the years, you will see several periods where I just stopped. I call it my “ostrich approach.” I stick my head in the sand and wallow in my failures. You see, when I start writing about something…marriage, anger, whatever, I find myself suddenly without a grip on it and failing miserably. So, then, I feel like a complete hypocrite and give in to the lie that I am in no position to teach anyone.
Well, I am NOT going to give a foot hold to that lie this time! I refuse to be an ostrich any longer! I will simply keep going and be as honest as possible in my struggles. Learning as I go and trusting that God will give me what I need for each step I take. You see, ladies, I am always learning. I am daily failing. I am a work in progress and I am sharing my walk with you as I go. I am doing God’s Will. I am sharing my heart with you in the hopes that we grow together.
Pray for me.
I need your prayers. My marriage needs them too! As soon as I began writing my (far too powerful to come from me) Proverbs 31 study, the enemy got right to work on discouraging and provoking me. Sadly, I have been giving in on some occasions…I am discouraged…yet, I will NOT give up! I cannot. I will not!
Pray Hebrews 10:36 for me…
For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away and enjoy to the full what is promised. – Hebrews 10:36
I need to endure. I am sharing my failings with you, so you can pray for me. I do not want to run away ever again.
If you have ever encountered this issue in your life, you are not alone! Do not run away any longer.
Let go of the ostrich in you!
Obedience Inevitably Brings Opposition
Keep pressing on! It WILL be worth it! My Daddy says so…
Blessed is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive the victor’s crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him. – James 1:12 (amplified)
Know that you are NOT alone.
Daddy God, You know my heart. You know how I long to do Your Will. I am in an all too familiar place right now and I need Your strength to help me endure. I do not want to stick my head in the sand. I want to press on. Help me. Please. Help me to love like You and forgive those who hurt me. Help me to let go of anger, selfishness and my fleshly desires. Give me strength to keep doing what You called me to do. I love You, Daddy. I just want to climb up into Your lap and stay there! Hold me tight and never let me go! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
I looked up several Scriptures to help
you us to endure this life, and keep pressing on in our calling to do God’s Will. I want to encourage you to dig deeper. Take the time to look each verse up and check the references. Study and find ENDURANCE in God’s Word!
- 1 Timothy 6:12
- 2 Thessalonians 3:13
- Romans 5:3-7
- Revelation 2:13
- James 1:2-3
- 1 Timothy 4:16
- James 5:11
- John 15:9
- 1 Corinthians 16:13
Memorize: And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. – Galatians 6:9 (amplified)
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