For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23
Everyday is a struggle, but it’s a choice to stay down or to get up on your feet.
Everyone of us is going through something, but there’s always that person carrying the most painstaking situation, desperately gasping for air, or just waiting for the volcano inside them to burst.
How much do you love? Better yet, how prepared are you to love those kinds of people?
Sad, broken, angry, arrogant, clueless, and “impossible” people which you interact with eight hours or more daily? It might be your co-workers, business partners, volunteers, or a family member.
These people or situations exist not as a BARRIER, but an OPPORTUNITY to LOVE, but like a prize, we have to FIGHT for it.
Everyday is a war, and only the toughest soldiers get to conquer the promised land. There are different kinds of soldiers according to Job chapter 39.
- Wild Donkey (v. 5-8)
God has saved you yet you complain and do not obey, and search for his own prosperity.
- Ostrich (v. 13-18)
The proud or one who regards himself highly, forgetting God’s wisdom.
- Horse (v. 19-25)
The powerful who charges in battle and rejoices in his own strength, but actually tied to the rider.
A mighty animal that totally relies on God’s power.
Flies to its purpose at God’s direction.
Who builds nests for God’s people at God’s command, and resides in the place he has been appointed to while supporting the young in the nest.
Will you choose to be the behemoth, hawk or eagle? Or, will you chase after the wind like the donkey or be selfish like the ostrich or boast in your earthly riches like the horse?
2 Corinthians 10:4 says: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.” Galatians 5:24
The only way for us to defeat the enemy and conquer every test that comes our way is to consistently know and to persistently follow our identity in Christ, and that comes by hearing and doing God’s Word.
His greatest commandments were these: “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love one another just as you love yourselves.” Matthew 22:37-39
— to be continued —