How do you deal with challenges over this year of strange happenings? Do you feel better equipped to handle lifeâ€™s difficulties? itâ€™s interesting that the apostle Paul never prayed for every challenge to go away. He prayed that God would give him the strength to go through them with a good attitude. He sought emotional maturity.
The Scripture tells us if we donâ€™t keep our emotions in check, weâ€™ll always be stressed out and make mountains out of molehills. If we lose our cool because our child forgot his or her homework, or weâ€™re aggravated because somebody didnâ€™t do something we wanted them to do, then weâ€™re not passing the test. Weâ€™ve got to grow and mature to the point where we can say what the apostle Paul said, â€œNone of these things move me.â€ He said in effect, â€œItâ€™s no big deal. Iâ€™m not worried about it. I trust God. I have a destiny to fulfil.â€
Today, decide to see things from Godâ€™s perspective. Keep your emotions in check. Donâ€™t be moved by your circumstances, be moved by your God. Trust Him because He is faithful. Heâ€™s working behind the scenes, and He will fulfil His promises to you!
â€œBut none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.â€ (Acts 20:24, NKJV)Â
Yahweh, thank You for doing a work in my life. Father, thank You for molding me and shaping me into Your image. God, help me not to be moved by the enemyâ€™s tricks and negativity. Almighty, I ask for Your supernatural joy and strength to stand strong no matter what Iâ€™m facing, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.