Take Care of the Little Stuff
'...If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses?' Jeremiah 12:5 NLT
So you're facing a giant, and everything is just too much and you want to give up. One question: Is the giant really real and really that big, or are you just letting the little stuff pile too high? Jeremiah freaked out when he saw his people panicking about little things. '...If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in the thickets near the Jordan' (Jeremiah 12:5 NLT)?
You need to win small victories every day to learn how to handle the big stuff. It may be refusing that extra chocolate bar or biting your tongue when your mum asks you to wash up. It's the small battles that prepare you for the big ones. Before you run a marathon you have to run a mile. Training is hard work. Instead of feeling guilty that you didn't get up at 5am to start the day in five hours of prayer, try ten minutes and keep going. Instead of feeling bad that you haven't read the Bible cover to cover, pick a chapter or psalm that's appropriate for where you're at and read it over each day until you totally get it.
It's your 'all or nothing' attitude that's holding you back. Go back to basics; take care of the little stuff.
So what now? Write down one habit/attitude you need victory in... just one. Write down a step-by-step plan to conquer it. Take care of the little stuff first.
Soulfood: 2 Ki 16:1 - 18:16, Luke 17:11-19, Ps 115, Prov 8:1-3