Tonight I’m very tired. I’ve blogged on and off for around 15 years and this will be the first time that I’ve blogged every day for an entire month.
When you’re tempted to quit or accept less than your best you can call on God for help. As you practice this it becomes more familiar. You can sense that you’ve “been here before”.
One way I’ve been practicing keeping going or pressing on is at The Fire & Glory Outpouring. At least a half dozen times I’ve been there when I was really, really tired and I’ve found that you can still stand up to worship. (Sometimes I’ll sit and in a little while I find that I have more energy to stand up again or at least continue worshiping without falling asleep!)
In fact, I’m tired enough right now that I can’t quite remember where I was going with this. As I write I’m listening to an audio program titled “Developing Your Seer Anointing” by Jerame Nelson.
What I’m experiencing more and more is that listening to audio like this or christian music that I really like helps me persevere. So you can make choices to help you keep going.
On the other hand, if you give up at the first sign of resistance or if you make a habit of saying “I’m too tired” to continue, you can become familiar with how it feels to simply give up.
Sooner or later you will say to yourself (something like) “I’ve been here before. I know what this is.”
If you want to say that about perseverance (instead of saying it about giving up), please remember that you can always ask God for help to keep going. Always!
Ephesians 6:13-18 The Message (MSG)
13-18 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
God bless you!