Oswald Chambers once said, “we have to pray with our eyes on God, not one the difficulties.”
There are those who know God is certainly bigger than our problems, but still allow problems to become bigger in their minds than God. To be tactical in your response to problems, you can’t indulge in doubt or fear. You must train your mind to think on God and what is good. Soldiers discipline their mind, because they are trained to become temperate, self-controlled, having self-restraint. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:25, “and everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”
There is a reward at stake…your crown, one that will last forever. So, you must stand firm, warrior, and hold your ground…hold fast to your belief, your faith and your hope in Jesus. If you pick a pear before its ripened…it’ll be hard and taste a little bitter. With some blessings come a season where we have to wait on the Lord before they are delivered, because there’s a work God is doing in our hearts or perhaps someone else’s close to us or around us. Consider the fact that God may be trying to use your heart to help someone else’s.
In the meantime, keep your eyes on God, not the difficulties…but, God, His Powers, His Grace, His Mercy given each morning, His Love and keep praying. And, in time…you will reap from giving what’s you’re heart…thought and love to the One that makes all things possible.
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1 Corinthians 9:25