Tough Struggles and Humble Obedience
Some people in our lives, or maybe we see people on television or hear about someone in another city or country, appear so together and successful. They seem to be making a tremendous impact for God.
We cannot imagine the struggle, hardship, pain, and growth that made being who they are today possible. Parents, pastors, and even missionaries must pray fearlessly — confessing struggles, seeking wisdom, and learning from mistakes — with continual humility and grace-filled obedience.
Building a Godly life takes perseverance, grace, and mercy and a willingness to die daily.
“When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor.” (James 4:10)
“But those who obey God’s word really do love him. This is the way to know whether or not we live in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Christ did.” (1 John 2:5-6)
“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4)