Real Strength

Do you struggle with asking for help when you need it?

Me too.

Isaiah 40:29 says,“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
‭‭ (‭NIV)‬‬

Real strength doesn’t come from pretending you have it but in admitting that you don’t.

Real power comes from knowing you can’t do this on your own and that you need help.

Needing Jesus every day is not admitting defeat.

It is the key to victory.

Asking Him to help you isn’t weak, it’s the essence of real strength.

Reach out to Him today and know that He is for you.

You are Made for it.

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You are created to be in relationships.

Not because they are easy but because they are important.

You are created to be connected.

However, relationships are not easy and because of humans, they are endlessly complicated.  They take grace, forgiveness, honesty, and courage.

You may think that it would be easier and simpler to withdraw, it is not.
Don’t cheat yourself or others by withdrawing in fear.
Persevere.
Quiet the fear-filled beat of your heart and listen for the encouraging whisper of the Holy Spirit.
Reach out. Ask for help. Don’t do this life alone.
God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Who do you need to connect to today?

People Need You

And you need people.
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You are created to be in relationships.

However, relationships are not easy and because of humans, they are endlessly complicated.

They take grace, forgiveness, honesty, and courage.
You may think that it would be easier and simpler to withdraw altogether but God created you to be connected.
Don’t cheat yourself or others by withdrawing in fear.
Persevere.
Quiet the fear-filled beat of your heart and listen for the encouraging whisper of the Holy Spirit.
God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Be brave and reach out today.

Lead With Your Ears

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“Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.

God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage.

In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭19-21‬ MSG)”

We tend to do the opposite: see anger rise up, lead with our mouths then follow with our ears. We speak before we listen and defend before we understand.

Being humble means you don’t have to prove you are right.

You don’t have to allow anger to dictate your reactions or your words.

Being humble is simply asking for God’s help and advice.

Being wise is following it and putting it into practice.

Choose wisdom, be humble and lead with your ears.