When challenges come our way that seem too great for us to accomplish, it
is important that we don't allow ourselves to feel overwhelmed and think
that we're unable to overcome those challenges. We are all able to do
great things, but the great things will not be accomplished in one day. It
will take time to reach our main goals and so we should focus on achieving
the goal of today and when today's goal has been reached, we can focus on
tomorrow's. I encourage you to take life one day at a time and don't allow
yourself to feel overwhelmed because of life's challenges. You will be
able to reach your goals and overcome your challenges, so never allow the
enemy to discourage your efforts and make you think that your destiny will
never be fulfilled. As long as God is on His throne, we all have the
promise of Victory. (John 16:33) (2 Corinthians 4:15-18) (Deuteronomy 31:8)
I hope this message will both encourage and inspire you to know that great
things can be accomplished when we simply take one step at a time. I hope
this message also ministers to your heart to never give up, but rather stay
steadfast in your faith and be determined in reaching your ultimate goals.
ONE BALL AT A TIME
Sometimes the most worthwhile things in life are accomplished inch by inch
- not by people who are struggling for perfection of greatness, but by
folks who are simply trying to put one foot in front of the other.
Die-hard baseball fans may have heard about the pitcher, Walter "Big Train"
Johnson. He arrived at the ball park one day for a crucial game, his arm
painfully sore. Coach Clark Griffith told him: "Try one inning. If your arm
gives you trouble, I'll take you out."
So Johnson pitched one inning, and though his arm pained him, he said he
would try another. He pitched the second, then the third, then the fourth.
At the end of nine innings of out-and-out agony, Johnson had pitched the
only no-hitter in his 20-year career.
Let this story be an encouragement to you and know that you can accomplish
great things in your life. Don't allow the enemy to discourage you and
make you think that you'll never be a success. Take one day at a time and
be determined in reaching your goals and accomplishing everything that God
has placed in your heart.
I encourage you to continually confess your success even while you are in
the midst of the race. The Bible tells us to call those things which be
not as though they were. Our confession of victory is promised in God's
Word to bring forth great results and that is why we must be steadfast in
our faith and belief of what we say will surely come to pass. Be encouraged
in the Lord and know that your victory is waiting for you to receive it.
(Hebrews 12:1-3) (Ezekiel 37:1-10) (Romans 4:17) (Proverbs 18:21)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Chronicles 28:20 "…Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear
nor be dismayed, for the LORD God-my God-will be with you. He will not
leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the
service of the house of the LORD."
1 Peter 1:6-8 "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while,
if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness
of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it
is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the
revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you
do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full
Psalm 18:1-3 "I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and
my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the
Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies."
Matthew 5:10-12 Jesus declares, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for
righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you
when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you
falsely for My sake. "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your
reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THINGS TO FORGET
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Today's Selected Testimony: ROBERT'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry