Is this the way you start your week?
Sometimes we get off on a sour note on Monday because of our thoughts about the day. Oh, it’s the day we go back to the dreaded workplace. Or we look at what lies ahead of us as the mound of paperwork that the kitty is lying on and feel we’ll never be able to make it through all that we have to do in the upcoming week. How can we ever succeed in conquering what lies before us?
Have you ever felt that way? Does the week ahead of you seem to be overwhelming?
Well, God said this in His word in Psalm 37:23, 24:
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
Your steps are ordered, or established, by the Lord. He delights in you. Even though you may not get everything done that you need to do in the upcoming days He will not let you fail. He will uphold you, or strengthen you with His hand. Do not think that you can’t do all the things that you need to do.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
God will give you the strength that you need to do the things that you need to do. But you must turn to Him and ask Him to strengthen you and then you must act on that strength! That’s faith! Hearing and doing what God says and trusting Him for the results.
These are the times when we must accentuate the positive and minimize the negative. Our attitude has a lot to do with determining our success. If we start off a project thinking that it’s not going to work then most likely it won’t. But if we have a winning attitude then we will most likely succeed in whatever we try to do. Our attitude often determines how we attack that mound of paper work or that project that we need to complete. If we think we can’t do it then we can’t, but if we attack it with the determination that we will succeed then success is in our future!
Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
If you’ve invited Jesus into your heart to be your Savior and Lord, then the Greater One lives within you. He is greater than anything the world could possibly throw at you. He will strengthen you for the task ahead and enable you to stand strong in your fight to win. You are more than a conqueror when the Holy Spirit resides within you. There is nothing too difficult for God and all things are possible to him who believes. (Luke 1:37; Mark 9:23)
Father, I thank You for living within me and equipping me to win the battles that lie ahead of me. I know that through Your strength I can do all things. I believe, this morning, that with You in me and me applying myself to accomplish the tasks ahead of me that I will be able to get everything done in it’s proper time and with success. I pray for my friends, this morning, who may be dreading what lies ahead of them. I ask You to remind them of who they are in You. That they might realize that the Creator of the Universe lives on the inside of them and if He spoke the world into existence then He can speak a word into their lives that will forever change the outcome of what they have undertaken to do. Father, I thank You for causing us to rise above our challenges and to exhibit the faith that moves mountains through Your strength and guidance. Thank You for causing us to win in the battles of life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.