Believing ties into faith.
We can't truly believe if we don't have faith.
No matter what it is that you are trying to accomplish; whether it be running a real race, overcoming your life-long struggle with bad eating habits, being a better wife and mother or branching out to that one dream or desire that you feel tugging on your heart... you must press on, all the while increasing faith.
Dare to believe. Defeat the voice of impossible.
When we head out into these "areas" of our lives that we desperately want to taste victory, we can feel extremely vulnerable. The outcome is unknown. Exactly how we are going to get there could be unknown. Just how much energy and effort it's going to take is unknown. How long it's going to last is unknown.
push. dig deeper. slow down, but don't stop.
We will get a little taste of what it is to live beyond that place. From impossible to possible. And i'm tempted to believe that even the tiniest little sip of victory in His name will push you even farther in accomplishing many other things. to the glory of God.
We were made for victory. Sometimes we just have to find our way to that truth. - Lysa Terkeurst
You see, it isn't about "running" at all. It may be your way to finding that truth that Lysa is speaking of, but it's not about the running.
Lysa says in Made to Crave that remembering that truth - made for more - and saying it in the midst of all her mental assaults challenged and invigorated her all over again.
We were made for more.
We have to take the negative images and lies in our lives and find a truth to replace them. No doubt the assaults will keep coming, but the more you push the truth into it, the stronger you'll become and eventually.... you'll believe it.
We were made for more. Dare to believe it. Push past impossible.
How are we made for more like Lysa says? Why should we dare to believe that we can defeat that voice of impossible?
Because of the power available to us in Jesus name.
So yes, quoting Lysa once again, we need the truth of who we are and the power to live out that truth.
It's not about the running. It's not about becoming a writer. It's not about being a better mom. Those are simply the journey's and the circumstances that He uses so that you may know Him better.
He made us, not so that we can have perfect lives, but so that we can taste victory in the midst of our everyday mess. power. abundance. victory. all for the glory of God.
That's why we dare to believe and push past impossible.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19