Have you been challenged mentally, physically, and spiritually during your Temple Takeover journey? If you haven’t, I’ll be the first to tell you fatigue is coming. However, no matter how easy or hard this road gets, the Word of God reminds us where to get our strength when things get difficult.
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. (Isaiah 40:29-31 NLT)
God loves you so much that He daily gives you strength, power, and helps you often by enabling you to help yourself.
How many mornings do you wake up unmotivated to spend time with God before starting your day? How often have you approached a workout with no power feeling like the weight would crush you? Stop doing things under your own might, power, and strength! God gives power to the faint and to those who have no might, He not only gives, but increases strength for each occasion you may face.
Let me be honest with you, I don’t like exercising! It’s not fun; never has been and never will be in my opinion. However, the feeling of accomplishment that I get after I’ve completed a workout and the lasting results that follow are what keep me coming back. You may not feel like that now, but stick with it long enough and the endorphins high will soon follow.
Endorphins play a leading role in exercise addiction as their production leads to a soothing influence that is often addictive. This soothing feeling is similar to what opium and morphine users often experience whenever they take the drugs. This feeling leads to exercise addiction. Nevertheless, in most cases, people do not even know that they are addicted to exercises, as the addiction is attributed to psychological reasons. (FitDay.com)
Check out the rest of the article on The Role of Endorphins in Exercise Addiction for the eagle-soaring high that comes from regular exercise.
For those of you sensible to your weakness and ready to acknowledge that you have no might, expect God to increase you in strength. He will assist the willing–those who, with a humble dependence upon Him, help themselves–and will do well for those who do their best.
Now I have a warning for those of you who trust in your own sufficiency. These types of people are so confident in their own ability that they rarely exert themselves to the utmost or seek God for His grace. This describes the youth and young men and women of today who are strong, but think they are stronger than they really are.
Isaiah makes it clear what will happen to this type of person. That individual will faint and be weary. They will fail in their service to God and others, in their daily struggles, and under their burdens. That man or woman will soon be made to see the results of trusting in their own ability. BUT those on the Lord, who are conscience of their duty to Him, and who by faith rely on Him and commit their life to His guidance, will find that God will not fail them. The grace of God is sufficient for you! Use the grace of God to strengthen you this day and take you upward, upward towards God on eagles’ wings.