Everything you go through over the course of your life is designed to shape and teach you. You’re in the Lord’s “training camp.”
Look at world-class athletes – they all have to go through a season of intensive training and preparation. They also must discipline themselves, such as exercising several hours per day, going to bed early, eating protein or slow-burning carbs, etc.
King David expressed his gratitude for having a coach as powerful as the Lord: “Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.” (read the Bible, Psalm 144:1, NLT)
The same is true for you.
- Whatever battles you have to fight,
- Whatever giants you have to face,
- Whatever their duration, difficulty, and intensity…
…it is completely possible for you to win! Yes, even if it feels like you’re going to break because you’re so pressed on every side…Even if you think it’s too hard physically and emotionally, or you won’t stay the course.
Your heavenly Father is preparing you for the future. He alone knows what you’re capable of and what you can endure. Life is a permanent battle, and before each fight, God encourages you to stay behind the shield of faith, to grasp the sword of the Spirit. He has equipped you perfectly, and He’s continuing your training, if you allow Him to work in you.
Today, get into the right habit to remain victorious in all circumstances: fix your eyes on Him and go for it. Don’t give up under any circumstances. God is at your side like a good heavenly coach. He’s telling you: “My beloved child, you’re going to make it. I’m here to help you. I will stay with you, by your side, and no evil will touch you.”
Be strong and courageous, for God is with you!
Have an amazing day with the Lord by your side.