Sometimes life requires us to dig in and put in extra effort - to live for God in ways that we've never done before, and trust in Him for things we never thought would happen. The 'bigger' parts of faith seem more relevant to things like mission trips or taking on a new role at church. But, some of the things that take 'all your might' might look different at second glance. Take a look at Galatians 5:22-23 - the Fruits of the Spirit verses. They're a big part of faith by anyone's measure: becoming more like Jesus. And if you're like us, you'll know they don't come easy. Putting His will first can take as much attention, energy, and prayer as the biggest mission trips, but it's life-changing and so thoroughly worth it.
What do we mean? It takes a lot of effort to be gentle in that situation where you'd rather let anger boil over. Wrestling our human tendencies is tiring like that. It can take a lot of effort to exercise self-control.
To bring any action before God when we're feeling weak can take all of our might. But it's so important. When we act out of love (which is the best motive we can have, according to Corinthians 13:2), and ask God to bless our efforts, we're not pointlessly exhausting ourselves in order to 'be good'. We're being changed by Him in a permanent, enriching way.
So what now? Sing a worship song out loud to God. Voicing your faith to yourself helps to build you up on the inside.
Soulfood : Ex 1-3, John 1:29-42, Ps 63, Prov 25:26-28