“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NASB
A guest post from my pastor, Chris Davis
“Hitting the Wall” is one of the worst fears for a runner.
Hitting the Wall is when a runner is at the end of their race, and their body begins to shut down. Your mind wants to go, but every muscle you have is screaming “STOP”! It is a humbling thing to watch someone crawl across the finish line because everything inside will not allow the runner to stand up and finish the race.
It is one thing for this to happen to a runner, but when this happens in your Christian life, marriage, job, or family the results are far more devastating.
Paul is sitting under house arrest, chained to a guard, writing to the Philippian church and he says,
“But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I do not know.” Philippians 1:22
Paul, what do you mean you don’t know what to choose?
Here are his options; to keep on with the persecution, slander, prison and beatings or just go on to Heaven. Don’t get me wrong. Heaven is far better, but people need you to stay! People need you in this race! I am thankful to say that Paul comes to this conclusion:
“Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for
In life, there are times when we just “hit the wall”, and everything inside says to quit on everything.
Let me say that people need you!
God is not finished with you yet!
A believer’s strength does NOT come from a protein shake or an energy booster but only comes from the Lord.
Have A Blessed Day!
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