Reviewing conversations and observations of the past 48 or so hours, push past it, came to mind.
It’s wise counsel.
In particular I was initially thinking of physical exertion and children. Have you notice how easily young ones give up when the physical exertion is not of their liking? Their poor little bodies tire out so easily and the concept of pushing past the ‘I’m done with this’ or ‘I want to be done with this’ or ‘this is boring’ or ‘I’m tired’ does not occur to them.
Little can be accomplished if we give up at the first twinge of
I don’t want to do this
This is too hard
This is boring
This is not my job
I didn’t make this mess
What’s the point
And for sure the reasons to not push past it are as plenteous as the tasks. Let me rephrase that to ‘opportunities to succeed’. Opportunities to improve our physical endurance, to complete a put off chore, to reach a new goal or perhaps a long-standing one. And lets broaden this to include relationships — push past it and resolve old hurts, new hurts, unresolved issues, new issues — push past it.
Push past it.
Push past it for
new muscle tone in those arms
a stronger heart
better circulation in your extremities
a completed manuscript
a clean floor
another verse of Scripture memorized
a restored relationship
and the list goes on.
Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
via Romans 8:36-38 KJ21 – As it is written: “For Thy sake we – Bible Gateway.
Make it so, ABBA, that we will push past it and in You, LORD JESUS, we shall be more than conquerors. More than conquerors in all those things now resisting us from our flesh, the world and the enemy of our souls. Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT, for this word today and I pray for strength for each of us to apply it. Remembering others too; Nick and Cindy for sure and troubled adults come to mind just now who are still children to Moms and Dads; ones so ill from disease and many other matters; things so beyond our understanding and beyond our ability to push past so we come for Your Strength and Your Wisdom and in JESUS we know we have all we need. Amen and
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,