It’s not about trying, you know, having a relationship with God. It’s not something you try to do.
You don’t try to be faithful to your spouse. You commit to it. You don’t try to go to work and make money.
You do it.
What’s that you say? You messed up last time?
So it was hard.
So you failed.
Dont be a quitter.
Your unseen enemies laugh when you give up.
Is that how you want to go down?
You are worth more than that.
You are worth so much in fact that Someone willingly experienced gruesome pain and suffering just for the chance of spending eternity with you. That Someone deserves more than to see you throw up your hands and say “I tried.”
Tried. In your own strength, which can only result in frustration and bitterness. Trying implies that maybe you can do it, or maybe not. Maybe you’ll just give up when it gets too hard
There is a victory rightfully yours just waiting for you to lay hold of. You may not taste the victory right away. It may taste more like pain at first. Like a good workout.
But it will come.
And you will taste sweet goodness like you’ve never tasted, and wonder, why you waited so long.
Why you wasted all that time trying.
He never meant this life to be about trying. He means it to be about tasting his love. If we will only quit trying, if we will let go of the painful memory of the last time we gave up trying, and just say yes to Him . . . .
If right now you cannot imagine summoning the will or determination to choose Him, if it has been so long since you’ve even felt like choosing Him that you forget how . . . all you have to do is ask Him. Ask him for the desire to choose Him. For the determination to keep after Him. To push on toward the prize. He will surely not refuse such a request.
Philippians 2:13-14 “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”