I ride my stationary bike an hour every day. The reason is because I want to keep myself strong and healthy. Physical strength is great, and I love it when Patty oohs and aahs when I flex my muscles and calls me Rocky. But having a strong heart or soul is many times more advantageous to living life successfully than physical strength. Most of us know how to be physically strong even if we don’t do it, but most don’t know how to be strong on the inside. Strong people manage pressure well, they don’t fret and worry about things, they can carry a heavy load of responsibility without burning out, strong people don’t quit, they are calm when everything seems to falling apart and give peace and calm to those around them. Strong people face and deal with crisis in such a way that those around them feel more secure and confident.
So the question is how do I become a strong person, a person with a strong heart and a strong soul.
Deuteronomy 31:6. Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
Ephesians 6:10. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Let me suggest five principles of being strong on the inside in the face of crisis, and the unknown.
1. You make yourself weak by complaining, grumbling, and fretting about hard things in life. It is a bad habit and until you break it, you will not come close to being what you could be in strength and accomplishment.
2. The natural thing to do with news about a mass shooting is talk it to death. Analyze, evaluate, blame, and try to figure out motives. It might seem like a good thing, but talking about our trials, crisis, and the bad events in our life makes us look weak, and feel week.
3. Ask God for strength. God loves to give strength to those who ask for it, and the more we ask the more He gives.
4. Read the Bible everyday. God’s Word the Bible Is supernatural and God loves to give His strength to those who honor him by reading it.
5. Strong people will make us stronger than we are, and weak people will make us weaker than we are when we hang around with them.
A key thing is you have to want to be strong, you want people to trust you and to manage their lives like you do. When a crisis comes like the Los Vegas shô