Life can present us with many challenges. We strive to be the BEST we can be in every situation. In our pursuit of excellence we may find that, like a marathon runner, we hit the WALL.
In what areas have you hit the WALL? Has exercising and eating right been a challenge for you? It has been for me. It can be difficult to pursue and stick to a discipline.
Perhaps you are faced with an addiction you can’t kick or a situation you can’t change. What do you do? You can’t do it and neither can I. We will never have enough willpower to break free or resist.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
We sometimes believe that we can accomplish anything, and quite often, we fall short of what we set out to do. I believe it’s because we are fully relying on ourselves instead of fully relying on God.
We have to make a choice about how we live LIFE. Will it be our way or God’s way? Our way may not require fortitude or strength. God’s way will.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
May my heart and yours identify the areas in our lives that need to be committed to the LORD. May we commit all things to You Lord. May we run with endurance by the power of the Holy Spirit. May we cease from striving and give in all to the one who cares for us. May we cry out to Jesus in surrender and each proclaim, “I CAN”T do THIS!”. May we know with confidence how Jesus hears every prayer and plea we have. May we understand that Jesus died on a cross to give us life. Life in Him, where we CAN do all things because it is Jesus Christ Himself who strengthens us. There is NO ONE like You Jesus. In Your name we pray.