Mind Battles

Paul gave an example of runners and fighters. When someone is planning to run in a marathon, they don’t stay up all night or just decide they’re going to run on the race day. They prepare, train, and restrict themselves (practice temperance, self-control). Paul said...

Impatience

Impatience: Annoyance at being kept waiting, not willing to wait for something you’re eager to do. Impatience comes from unbelief. People aren’t willing to wait in the present for God to help or work things out. Fear comes with impatience. People don’t worry about...

Patience Like Christ

God wants us to have and show the same patience as Christ. II Thessalonians 3:5 (Amplified Bible, Classic Ed.) May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ and in waiting for His return....

With God Nothing Is Impossible

With God nothing is impossible, but we can’t think we can change the laws God puts in place. Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. If we plant corn, we can’t expect to get watermelon. What we sow is what we’ll reap. We can’t go to heaven by our own way...

How We Can Hinder God

Paul was in jail and said he could do all things by Christ strengthening him. God can do anything but we may limit him. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. There are over 5,000 promises in God’s word. He won’t fail to fulfill...