Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 12:5
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Reflection: Jeremiah strikes a conversation with God. He seems to be complaining. He is being wearied by the task of prophesying to his own people. This discourages him and makes him feel like giving up. Meanwhile his job as a prophet was not done yet. More challenges were therefore expected to confront him. The way out to keep him going was to get… him positioned with a resilient and a strong spirited character. God did this by posing the question ‘ if running in a race against men makes you tired, how will you race against horses?’ to him. This simply means that until Jeremiah learns to overcome this initial challenge in his life, he will not be able to confront and overcome any other challenge that may come up later. The key lesson in this is that as you remain resilient and strong spirited in tackling the present issues, you will no doubt build in you the strength not just to overcome the present case but any other challenge that may come thereafter. You certainly need to cultivate a resilient and a strong spirited character in life. Remember, God has made you an overcomer in life ( 1John 5:4) and has given you the spirit of power and sound mind ( 2 Tim 1:7). Don’t forget this key-Once you don’t give up when you run with men on foot, you will also not give up when you run with those on horse backs! Keep running and don’t stop!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to keep going and never to give up in life when I am confronted with challenges. Let me be strong and resilient in heart to keep going until I overcome.
Confession: I am resilient and strong spirited in heart. I don’t give up in the midst of challenges. I am an overcomer.