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Sometimes, I feel tired.

Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others.

Sometimes I feel bogged down in things that need doing, and I feel inadequate to the tasks that loom largest in my life – be a great husband, a great Dad, and a great Pastor.

However…

I always know that God’s approval matters more than the approval of others.

I always know that He equips those whom He calls and that I am adequate and can do all things through Him who gives me strength, even when I’m tired.

I always know I am redeemed, forgiven, and strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit.

And therefore I know that moving forward in faith is the right, best, and wisest thing to do.

Living by what I feel is a deadly choice.

Living by what I know, based on the unchanging truth of Scripture, is a life-giving choice.

know the One in whom I trust, and I am sure that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return.

~ 2 Timothy 1:12 NLT

know. Do you?

I am sure. Are you?

 

 

Brandon Cox is lead pastor of Grace Hills Church, a new church plant in northwest Arkansas. He also serves as Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors.com and Rick Warren's Pastor's Toolbox and was formerly a pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In his spare time, he offers consultation to church leaders about communication, branding and social media. He and his wife Angie live with their two awesome kids in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Olorunfemi Olojede

commented on Mar 19, 2017

A beautiful piece!

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