Pastor Michael’s Daily Revival
It seems like our challenges in life never ends.
I don’t know for you but at least for me the challenges in life goes on and on. Where does it ends? When does it end?
Sometimes I don’t feel like being nice to everyone all the time. I don’t feel like doing the unselfish thing. I don’t want to handle another problem. But just because I don’t feel like it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it.
Well, even as a pastor like myself, sometimes I don’t feel like praying or reading my bible. I’ve found that if the only time I pray is when I feel like it, the Devil makes sure I never feel like it.
Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by our feelings.
Successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people don’t feel like doing. They develop habits and they are committed.
In the same way, we don’t become a godly man or woman by simply doing what we feel like doing. Godly men and women choose to develop the habits that produce godliness in their lives. It‘s not any easier than working out or dieting or rehearsing or anything else that may be good for us but we don’t feel like doing.
The key is to look not at our problem but at the Lord. Probably the greatest example in the bible of persistence is Moses. For 40 years, he led a group of crying, complaining people in the desert. Yet he never gave up.
Hebrews 11:27 says, “it was faith that made Moses leave Egypt without being afraid of the king’s anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to run back” Moses saw the “invisible God.” He kept his eyes on God.
Let us keep our eyes on God. If we focus on our problem, we are going to be distressed and depressed, If we focus on God, we are going to be at rest.