I’ve said this before, but it stands repeating – wear life like a loose shirt. We all know what that means right? We are not suppose to treat anything in life as if it is permanent. The good, bad, and the ugly is only temporary. See everything has a season and a time, and nothing will last always. It is important to understand this because it will determine how you will handle the fiery trials of life that will come to test your Faith. I remember growing up in God and making up my mind that I was going to REALLY commit to him “this time”, only for something extremely challenging to happen and I throw in the towel. It took that happening over and over for me to realize that those challenges were only temporary and that sooner or later things would work out alright.
This is why believers should’t be emotionally driven as it relates to our approach to God. Emotions will have you all over the place in your commitment to Him and the bible clearly tells us this person that is not stable can’t get anything from God.
James 1:6,7 says
6 But let him ask in faith, never wavering; for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.
Did you hear that? When you waver, or better spoken, allow your emotions to rule your life, you can’t receive anything from God!
I challenge you to let “it’s only temporary” be your mantra for the week. Every time something comes to take away from your confession of Faith, counter it with “It’s only temporary”