Be Strong

Strong people can carry a heavy load of responsibility. Strong people don’t grumble, whine, complain, or feel sorry for themselves. Strong people accomplish a lot with their life. Strong people can help, support and encourage those who are weaker than themselves. Strong people can take all kinds of verbal abuse, and have their rights violated, and not get to uptight or upset about it. The command in the Bible to be strong is given almost 50 times so it is important to God.

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.”

How does a person become weak? No one decides to become a weak person, it just happens over time.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Our desire for comfort prompts us to take the easy way when choices come into our life, and after awhile those seemingly unimportant little choices have chipped away at our strength, resolve, discipline, and self-control. We skip a work out and then another. We sleep in a little later. We eat what we shouldn’t, just once and then one more time. And then, without realizing it we wake up and you have become something you really never wanted to become. Instead of being a strong person you are weak. Instead of being disciplined you are lost and confused. Instead of moving forward you are moving backwards. And what is sad is that it all happened without you even recognizing that it was happening. How? Insignificant little things that shouldn’t matter, but that do.

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