If having faith feels like a constant struggle, that’s because it is! God gives us the armor and the weapons we need to not only fight back, but to defeat these spiritual enemies. Check out Ephesians 6 to learn how to arm yourself spiritually and come through Satan’s attacks standing strong.
You can’t be a great friend if you don’t take the time to listen. The place to start is start listening to God, reading the Bible, and obeying.
God calls each of us toward a greater purpose for our lives; we just have keep moving forward to reach it. What purpose is God calling you toward? Are you focused on achieving this vision, or is something distracting you? Here are 4 distractions that can take away your focus, and how to get your focus back to moving forward toward your purpose.
Focus is giving a lot of attention, time, energy, etc. to one particular person, group, or activity. It’s having the ability to do one thing at a time, well done.
Perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, discouragement or opposition. To persist and not give up.
there will be times in each of our lives when we don’t feel especially grateful. Perhaps something in your life isn’t going the way you hoped, or isn’t happening at the time you wanted it to. In these moments, we can train ourselves to be grateful. God’s forgiveness and love can soften even our most ungrateful hearts and motivate us to treat others around us with love and compassion.
Compassion is having concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. It is not simply feeling bad for what someone else is going through, but taking action to help and love them.
Gratitude is a quality of being thankful or grateful regardless of the circumstance. Who is someone you know that’s grateful all the time? What would your life look like if you learned to be grateful?
A courageous person is someone who isn’t shaken by circumstances, may experience fear but doesn’t live in it, and is secure and strong no matter what. Does this describe you?
Jesus warns us we will face suffering in this world and it will take courage to keep going. Courage is not a talent or gift, it is a skill that is developed.