A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. ~ Ephesians 6:10-12
It will ALWAYS take prayer to live victoriously.
My struggles won’t be conquered simply by trying harder.
I need to pray harder.
And focus on God and His ways each moment.
God and His ways are the road set before me.
The devil and his schemes are the worrisome obstacles alongside of the road.
If I focus on those obstacles, I’ll end up driving right toward them.
If I focus on God, I’ll keep travelling forward. Even when there’s a curve in the road, I’ll still be on the road.
How can you make it your habit to focus on God each day?
With anything that I want to do, consistency is key. I can’t workout once every few weeks and become physically fit. I can’t eat healthy one day a month and lose weight. I can’t pay attention to my marriage only once in awhile; I have to work the relationship.
Everything worthwhile requires consistency.
Anxieties can get in the way of consistency in any area. I worry and then that worry takes up time and energy that I could be doing something else. But I need to remember that I can cast all of my anxiety on the Lord who cares so very deeply for me. I cannot even fathom the depth of His love and care. He watches over me continually. And…He is strong enough to carry all of my burdens. I’m not.
A life of consistency begins with being faithful in prayer, patient in affliction, and waiting joyfully with a spirit of hope inside of me.
God will help me when I take the necessary steps–even one baby step per day is enough–one a day, every day will get me somewhere. It will also build my momentum to continue onward.
I can do something every day whether I feel like it or not. Feelings will come later–especially in the exhilaration of something completed.