Kathy — If you are battle-weary, I believe the new year will bring welcomed changes. I’m not implying battles will stop suddenly and everybody goes on vacation. I’m saying many long-term battles will end because you finally win. “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around” (Prov.13:12, Msg). I expect some sudden good breaks in the year to come.
If we are tired and ignore tired and do not resolve tired, we can slide into weariness. Then our attitude is affected. Like in an airplane, the wrong attitude will change the final outcome. Attitude that is off a few degrees will influence our decisions and choices, causing them to miss the mark by a few degrees. That can lead to disappointment, despair and even desperateness. Recognize the first signs of tiredness and take a break for rest. It is during those times the Holy Spirit can redefine “well doing” if necessary. If you get to the “weary” phase you can miss the harvest, you can miss the good results simply because you have lost focus and are not looking. “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” (Gal.6:9, Amp) — Kathy Gabler
Some people think about infirmity like this, ‘With my track record, I probably deserve this; besides, everybody has their cross to bear.’ (If we think like that, we need to find a way to bleach our brain!) Your cross in life is your purpose, not your predicament! God’s will is never that someone be born for sickness or trouble. That’s sick thinking, death-curse thinking and our God is Life! By the way, one of the essential aspects of choosing life is to know your God’s character, not just His Word and His Principles, but His Heart, because that is what enables us to trust Him.
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Continuing to Choose Life“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 19 Issue 6. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)