The private struggle of a godly man: Paul – 3b

I am a Christian First!-4As the people of God, we will encounter dry spells and private struggles. Private struggles or dry spells can be a result of our own making because of one’s stubbornness or God’s ordained purpose. Watch this, the struggle or dry spell has a purpose in our lives; whether you took yourself there or was orchestrated by God; the objective could be any of the following:

  • The private struggle helps wean you and I from the world, hence, the Bible says, “You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and He has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be His own special treasure.” Read Deuteronomy 14:2. Special treasures are treasured, and it takes a special type of maintenance to keep them treasured. Ricky Agba.
  • Our hearts are purified. Recall the Psalmists writes, “Create in me a pure heart, O, God, renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Read Psalm 51:10.
  • It forces you and me to focus completely on God as our source of help, hence the Bible says, “I look up to the mountains and hills, looking for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help come only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth.” Read Psalm 121:2 (TPT). Beloved, don’t look to man for help, look to God, He will use men to help us, but “Seek first the Kingdom of God…” Read Matthew 6:33.
  • One commentary writes, “God has graciously promised to reward His people in heaven as the result of their bearing trials in this life, hence the Bible says, “Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom of God.” Read Acts 14:22.

Brothers and sister do not despair because there is a purpose God wants to accomplish in you for His ultimate purpose. Recall the Bible says, “For whom the Lord loves, He chastens (strict training, instructs).” Read Hebrews 12:6.

My Father, I ask You to help me yield fully to Your strict training without complaining. You alone know what my life requires to fulfill Your plan and purpose in this earth.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.


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