Stop being intimidated
The Bible says “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). The key to momentum is always having something to look forward to and believe Almighty God for. Almighty God will keep exposing you to difficult situations because He knows it’s the only way your faith will grow. Did you get that.
Boys and girls, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men and women of God. Do not pray for tasks equal to your power, pray for power equal to your tasks. We don’t tap into Almighty God’s resources until we attempt something that seems humanly impossible. That’s when we discover: we can do everything Almighty God asks us to do with the help of Jesus Christ who gives us the strength and power. All progress involves risk. And progress involves overcoming fear.
Each of us is an original from God’s hand. There are no self-made men or women. No one ever became talented, buffed, or bright all by himself or herself. God made each of us all by Himself. Did you get that.
Almighty God made your body, mind, and soul. And He isn’t done with you; He is still making you. His single minded purpose is our maturity. Almighty God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ’s return. God is making you braver, stronger, purer, more peaceful, more loving, less selfish, the kind of person you have perhaps always wanted to be. Enough said!
Complete obedience is a choice to follow God regardless of the consequences. This means that we obey God even if our “friends” choose a different path or when suffering and embarrassment are guaranteed.
And following God in all things is the surest path to “favor and spiritual” growth.
Did you get that. It has helped me immeasurably to realize that my fundamental concern in stormy times must not be, how can I get out of this? But, what can I get out of this?
Today over half of all boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 17 have Internet, cable or satellite television hook-ups in their bedrooms. Many parents don’t even take the time to know what their children are watching. Don’t be one of them. Did you get that.
One prominent social researcher put it this way: almost everything children are seeing is essentially going into their minds in some sort of uncensored or unfiltered way.
Under the “freedom of expression” rule or act, the United States of America Government and the courts permit cable and Internet to peddle explicit sex, violence, nudity, and profanity to your children and your grandchildren.
Are you concerned? You should be! Why do sheep need a shepherd?
For the same reason children (boys and girls) need loving and observant parents (wolves). Enough said.