Just like Paul did. When he got weary, he went straight to God. If we tend to throw in the towel quickly it is usually because we rely on ourselves. Sometimes it’s because we begin a pursuit of a desired state of change only halfheartedly.
I was recently the keynote speaker for the HERO Coalition out of Waconia, MN speaking to parents and youth about addiction prevention. It’s not as easy as “Just Say No” but youth and parents were ready to face whatever is necessary to stay away from the dark path of addiction.
Popeye was my favorite cartoon growing up. I will never forget the internal strength I would feel when he would exclaim, “I’ve had all I can stands. I can’t stands no more” and with that he would pop open a can of spinach and by gulping it down he gained an enormous amount of supernatural energy. I wanted to be like Popeye. I wanted supernatural strength.
Came to Believe At a Bible study recently we talked about Step 2, which is “We came to believe that God could restore us to sanity.” I asked the group if they can “own” that step and many replied they knew God could but didn’t know if He would do it for them.” […]
Are you there yet? “Uncle. That’s all you have to say. Are you ready to give in?” my brother chided as he pinned me to the floor. Wrestling with an older brother never did get me anywhere! That was a lesson I learned as a young child. As a grown woman I learned that lesson […]