Wednesday 25 Apr 2018
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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Our Attitude towards challenges

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  - Philippians 4:13.

What is the attitude of a believer towards challenges, does he run away from them or does he welcome them. The truth is as believers we have been equipped to confront challenges, faith is about confronting challenges head on. When we come to faith, we come to a place where we are being trained and equipped to confront challenges and overcome them. We are being trained and equipped to move mountains. But this is not to be done with our own strength or might, this is to be carried through the help of the one who provides the strength. Our attitude therefore is that which recognises the following facts:

a. It is not by my might or power, but by the power of spirit of the Lord working through me, Zechariah 4:6.

b. That if God be for me, who can be against me. - Romans 8:31.

c. That greater is he that is in me than whatever challenge I am facing. - 1 John 4:4.

Our attitude therefore should be that of someone who delights in confronting challenges having been equipped to do so, and not someone who flees from challenges. I believe there is a name that the world calls those who flee from challenges , they are called cowards, the kingdom of God is not breeding cowards, the kingdom of God is breeding men with the attitude that says 'All things are possible through Christ who is our strength'.

 

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1 Peter 1:18-19
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

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