Muscle Up - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

Muscle Up

Quitting jobs, quitting school, quitting on marriage, quitting on friendship, quitting on God—it seems all kinds of quitting have become acceptable and excusable these days.

Yet God gave us the capacity to “muscle up” in life, that we might be conquerors, defeat the darkness, and complete our work. How many times have you been tempted to give up on some of your ideals? How many times have your children tested your patience and faith and challenged you to the core? How often have work or financial issues tempted you to believe God did not hear your prayers? How often have people’s negative voices caused you to second-guess your vision, tempting you to think ideals did not matter?

Daily life is where diligence is trained and learned. As our children watch our faithfulness and experience our love, they develop a heart to be diligent. Giving them work to complete develops moral strength. Helping children to persevere in difficult relationships teaches them to be faithful in adult relationships.

Learning diligence is essential for fruitfulness. The world is in rebellion against God and His design, so our work is challenging, and our relationships are fraught with pain. But His spirit of redemption comes alive when we are diligent to complete the tasks we have been given. Diligence is the energy, the inner will of determination to keep going, that provides the power to overcome in life.

His Promises

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

James 4:17

If you love me, obey my commandments.

John 14:15

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