I hear a ringing…its my alarm. Half asleep, I hit the snooze. Three hits later, I wake up. I begin to stare at the wall and break down what I need to do for the day. All at the same time I think to myself, go back to bed, it’s easier since I’m already in it. I’m comfortable there. But I fight the urge and start the day. It’s interesting to me that I do this everyday. without missing a beat, there’s always that ideal or thought of not pushing myself to move. It’s amazing that as soon as I wake up, I think about that. It’s so natural to think this way, not wanting to move. why does it feel so natural to feel this way? The thing is, I feel this way regardless if its morning or evening. With big or small things, it never fails that I feel this way. It’s human nature I suppose. That constant battle within myself. Unfortunately, there are days that I fail, miserably. It feels good knowing that I’m not the only one who feel or acts this way. The apostle Paul struggled with this.
He openly admitted that, I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. Romans 7:15. Paul, one of the most influential men for Christianity, STRUGGLED! I don’t know about you but that kinda puts me in ease. I’m not the only one who was struggles with my thoughts. I think it has to do with the constant battle between our flesh and spirit. In Galatians 5:17 it shows this battle. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. So now what? By knowing this, its easy to realize how we can battle this. We HAVE to put our thoughts and attitudes to HIM. God’s Word tells me that, He’s strength is made in our weakness. …My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Guys, I hope that by reading this, you realize that we are human. We will struggle. We will fail, but God makes he’s strength known in our weakness. He is always there with are ups and downs.