Posts Tagged ‘challenges’

As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” (Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭51‬ NLT)

At this moment in Jesus’ life, He had just prophesied twice that He was about to be put to death for His teachings. His time was drawing short. To get to Heaven and be with the Father, the Son had to pass through a severe moment in Jerusalem. So, instead of ducking and avoiding it, He made up His mind and headed into it. Now that’s courage!

There are many times in our lives that for us to enjoy certain activities or moments, we must first go through some difficulties that loom in front of us like Judgment Day. And the more we see it, the more we want to procrastinate and avoid it. Be it goals, deadlines, unpleasant meetings, or a lot of piled up hard work, they sit there in the middle of our path, waiting to be conquered. Trust that God can give you the courage to take on the inevitable, which leads to better days. 

As you come to church today, relinquish your plans to the Father. We don’t see the whole picture, but He does. Where God leads you, whether toward bright mountain tops or dark valley floors, is the best of places because He is with you! Got a “High Noon” moment in your path? Then be like Jesus and set yourself towards it, knowing that God has this and you will overcome! You are loved today! Have courage! 


All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.” (Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NLT)

Dalits are the lowest of the low in the Hindu caste system, often mistreated and discriminated against, and Kalpana Saroj vowed to overcome it. In spite of severe poverty and an attempted hit on her life by a jealous local mafia, Saroj wound up becoming a highly successful businesswoman and a multimillionaire.

The road to success often passes through valleys of great difficulty. In our text, 42 generations committed to the trek from nomadic homelessness to deported slavery to ushering in the savior of the world. By surviving the harshest parts of life, each of those names listed in Jesus’ family line are the overcoming heroes of mankind!

As you are wrapping up this year and about to embark on a new one, resolve the challenges you currently face as a season of growth. These seasons will always come and go. But keep in mind that God will always guide you through it, even leading you into the better places of His plan for your life! Keep it up, hero! You are loved!