“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz
Sometimes it seems like no matter how ahead you get, the more behind you feel! Recently I have had a real bad case of
I make progress in one area of my life and automatically prepare myself for a disaster in another. This is definitely the wrong way to receive the blessings the Lord gives on a daily basis, I can admit it, but I can also admit the way the world can make you feel very…very small.
The thing we all need to remember is that we have a God who knows our hearts. He knows our stresses, our sorrows, our sanity. We also need to remember we have an enemy who came to kill, steal, and destroy all of those! Daily!
“I have had prayers answered – most strangely so sometimes – but I think our heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.” -Lewis Carroll
If you are worried, lonely,or stressed out do not feel like you are failing in your faith. We all are tested and tried, but we are also dependent on a God who delivers on His promises to deliver us from the lion’s den and does every single time. The harder the struggle, the bigger the blessing. The enemy is not going to just sit back and allow us to actually believe what God tells us is truth. He is going to do anything he can to make us convince ourselves it is hopeless. It is not. It is hard, but thanks be to God, it will be fine.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
-Matthew 6:33-34 (NKJV)