Enduring Hardships Podcast
Enduring Hardships is Easier When You Have Faith
Do you truly Trust God? How strong is your faith? Is your faith strong enough to endure whatever hardships that may come your way?
Life is full of surprises and unfortunately some of those surprises can totally overwhelm us. So we have a choice to make when the surprises come and they are in the form of hardships. We can go the negative route and wallow in self-pity, become depressed, get angry, get stressed out, worry about or fear the outcome.
Predicting the Future
Sometimes we develop what the outcome is already going to be and the outcome(s) that we fabricate in our minds are usually on the negative side and enduring hardships can seem impossible.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we always look at something and predict the negative, dark side? Why can’t we look further and see a positive outcome? Maybe it’s because we’ve grown accustomed to always seeing the negative side of things. Could it be that we haven’t either put our trust in God or we just don’t ask God to help us see the light at the end of the tunnel?
Our minds can deceive us and why is that? For one, Satan is the ruler of the air and he can influence us into thinking in a negative way. For another, our carnal self is corrupt and this is why we need Jesus to help us overcome ourselves and take control of the way we think, act, live and experience emotions.
The Flesh Dominates the Soul
Our carnal self dominates our soul and our intellect. If we choose to follow Jesus, He will show us the way and teach us that enduring hardships will help us to overcome. He will also help us to strip the things away that can cause self-destruction (lack of spirituality or eternal damnation), this is where faith and trust come in.
As we shed the things off that keep us disconnected from God, we start to build up our strength and faith spiritually. The carnal self starts to lose control and the soul and intellect start to dominate the flesh.
Our thought process changes, our life becomes more manageable and we grow spiritually. For a much happier life, one that is stress free and manageable, seek Jesus Christ and ask Him to show you the way.