28 July 2010


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Some people give up too easily when things do not work out or their way, or when they face some adversity. Instead of persevering, they get up set, and throw up the towel too easily. Some one who failed in a business venture may say: Just as I expected, I did not do well in this business. Someone who has just gotten married and it is having some friction may say: I was better off being single, I’d better get divorce. 


  Another person who is not progressing in his job may say: It is obvious that I am not going to make any further progress around here. But if we want to live our best life today, we need be more determined than that. We need to relay on oh mighty God to find the strength and grace we need to persevere in the midst of adversity. How can we do that? Well, we will go to the Word of God and find out through the example of others four essential keys that would teach us how to unlock God’s power in time of need. And if we apply these principals that we are about learn, God will help us to be victorious when we confront trails and tribulations in our daily living.

Key # 1: Getting up in the inside:

We all face challenges and crisis in our daily living. Perhaps, we are sick or someone in our family is suffering from a sickness or disease. Maybe we are going through a crisis in our finances, marriage or education of our children. What are other challenges that we face?

We may be nock down on the outside, but if we use the key #1, learning how to get up in the inside, God will help to overcome the situation we are going through. Getting up in the inside means to stay in attitude of faith and confidence that we will overcome the problem or situation with the help of God. It is saying to our Lord: “God, I may not understand this, but I know you are still in control. And you said all things would work together for my good. So, Father, I thank you that you are going to bring me through this”! 

[1] Romans 8:28

Let’s see an example from the Word of God on how Paul and Silas got up in the inside when they were falsely accused as being trouble makers, and were arrested, beaten, and thrown into prison:

Did Paul and Silas murmur and complain? Did they start blaming God? No, in the midst of their crisis, the Bible records that they were signing hymns of praise to God. In other words, they were getting up in the inside. When we give God praise and stay in attitude of faith in the midst of adversities, God’s miracle working power will work in our behalf.

Key # 2 Trusting God’s timing

We are always in a hurry. We want the new business to start making money right away. If we are in line in store, we want to move quickly. When we pray to our Lord, we want an immediate response. We need to understand that God has an appointed time to answer our prayers and bring our desires to pass. It does not matter how consistent we are in our prayers, they will come to pass in God’s time table. 

Many times just like Abraham we received a promised from the Lord, and we received confirmation and assurance that the promised is ours, but for some reason and the promise does come to pass. And we ask God, why has not this yet happened? We do not understand. Why does God sometimes hold on his promises? How many years did take Abraham to get his promise son? The Bible says that Abraham had his son 25 years later after He got the promised from the Lord. Why did take so long? God’s timing is perfect. 

He knows what is best for us. Perhaps we are not ready to receive the promise. Why? He wants to see a change in our character. Let’s look at Abraham life and learn from him.

Key #3 Cooperate with God in the midst of trails

It does not matter how successful we are. We all face challenges, struggles, and difficult situations. The Bible teaches us that God allows that we go through tests and trails, and difficulties to test our character and faith. Let us look at what the Bible says:

20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one, who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?") 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?" 22Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me." JHON21:20--22

Does not this complain sound like, what about my boss, when are you going to deal with him? What about my wife or my husband when are you going to change her/his hearth? What is the Lord answer to this: You must follow me. In other words, I am not going to change anyone you are dealing with. You follow me. You change yourself.

Key #4 Allow God to use adversity to push us into our divine destiny.

2 Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. 3For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed; you will be strong in character and ready for anything. 

James 1:2-4

As we know, Esther talked to the king and the Jews were not destroyed. God used this uncomfortable situation to push Esther to her divine destiny. We may be in a situation like Esther. Are there people around us, family members, friends, coworkers, or neighbors that do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have a death penalty? Have we been put in a position like this to share our faith? Can you name some of them? Do we feel like Esther uncomfortable and afraid? God wants to use this pressure to push us to our divine destiny. God is not looking for ability, but for availability. Let us trust in the Lord and be brave like Esther, and if we do, God will use this pressure to push us to our divine destiny. 

If we shall follow these things then almighty will always with us via any means

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