Monday, June 21, 2010

To the point of failure

Ever pushed yourself to the brink of your ability? Have you ever gone as far as your can and then expected yourself to go just one step more? My husband and I have started a new workout program. We workout to a video each night that focuses on a different area of your body. But, to begin the program you first have to go through a series of exercises that you do 'to the point of failure'. I'd never really heard of doing that before, I'm not really up on exercise lingo. But basically it means that you do that particular exercise until your body simply can't do it anymore. Then you write down how many you did and at the end of the complete workout series, you go and do the same exercises 'to the point of failure' again to see the improvement.

Don't you and I have a tendency to live 'to the point of failure'? Don't we attempt to do things in our own strength and only reach out to God when it becomes more than we can handle? I know that I can easily get in the habit of trying to handle my daily life on my own while turning to God for the big stuff.

If we're only exercising our faith muscle when we've reached our 'point of failure', we're missing the point! God isn't a 5 hour energy drink, He's the Living Water. He doesn't step in at our 'point of failure', He's there from start to finish equipping us to keep moving forward. Are you allowing God to strengthen your faith muscle or are you using Him as a spotter, just on stand by in case you need Him? What we can accomplish in Christ is far greater than what we can accomplish on our own...ready to workout your faith??

Be blessed,

“He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20


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