This is a special post that I originally shared in January of 2010. The Lord brought it back to my remembrance over the weekend as we have been walking through some painful things as a family that have felt like defeat. I wanted to share it with you all again in hopes of encouraging you too. I pray that it blesses you today.
How do we give Him our very best?
In the midst of uncertain times? In the midst of tremendous suffering? How do we give our very best in the midst of a job loss? A miscarriage? Another betrayal? A loss of finances? Hurtful words? A separation? A divorce? An illness?
How do we get up every, single morning and offer the One who created it all our very best ?
This is no easy thing.
It seems impossible some days.
We are after all, merely human and everything human within us wants to give up at the 20 yard line.
We tell ourselves that we cannot do this anymore.
But we can.
I have learned (the hard way) that it is a simple act of worship.
It is a spiritual posture.
It is a choice.
We can choose to give up at the twenty. The thirty. And even the fifty.
Or we can choose to press in and press on keeping our eyes on Him and not on our situations and make it to the very end.
To choose to count it all joy no matter the circumstances.
No matter how difficult. No matter how unfair it is. No matter how painful it is.
I have learned over the years that when we are busy giving Him our very best instead of our very best leftovers we end up doing the very thing that we think we cannot do. The very thing.
When we press in and press on, instead of giving up, pretty soon we will look up and find ourselves in the end zone. Maybe we will have to do the death crawl to get there- but we will get there friend.
I love this video clip from the movie Facing The Giants.
It really ministered to me and I pray that it speaks to you as well.
Picture yourself as the one doing the death crawl and picture that football field as your circumstances. Then imagine the coach in this movie as your Heavenly Father pushing you toward your goal.
I pray that this ministers to you and blesses you and encourages you today sweet friend.
Give Him your very best.....
This post is dedicated to my incredible husband- again.