Summary: Staying Strong as a believer
Only the Strong Survive
Strong –powerful , Not easily captured or defeated, Extreme; drastic:
Capable of the effective exercise of authority:
As Human beings we have a strong will in our character. We were designed in our personalities to be strong.
Just a few quotes on being strong
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
“William James U.S. Psychlogist”
See we got to be strong in this age . As people of god we must look at being strong. Why did I title this only the strong Survive. Because we are living in a time where the battle for your soul is on. The things of this world , the desire of the flesh and the enemy of our soul wants to get a piece of us.
“ And behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me , to give to everyone according to his work.”
Lord Jesus, Rev 22:12
You may not know Jesus or might not even know how serious this battle is but after this . I pray that God will reveal himself like never before.
2Nd Timothy 2:1
“ You therefore my son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus “
The apostle exhorts Timothy to persevere with diligence, like a soldier, a combatant, and a husbandman .As we know Timothy was like a son to Paul and words of encouragement was made here. Not only did he direct him in Church activity , but he dealt with him personally .
Which is this message is on. Surviving through our battles as a Christian. What was written was that he wanted Timothy to be strong in the Grace that God gives.
Philippians 4:19 reads “ And my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus “
Many times we don’t see the way God does things within our lives and we can’t to seem to find the way out of our circumstances or problems.
But God supplies every need in our lives . Not just financially , but spiritually.
I believe that is what the Apostle Paul meant with Timothy by being strong in the grace .
It’s up to us if we want the strength of God within our lives . That’s how we overcome what we go through.
As our trials increase, we need to grow stronger in that which is good; our faith stronger, our resolution stronger, our love to God and Christ stronger.
To survive is to live through. To go through what we go through.
How we stay strong is when our faith in him is fit. The bible says that no man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the Kingdom of God .
God wants to raise a people who are solid and on fire for him and not to give into the enemies tactics.
Later in this chapter he tells him about standing strong as a good soldier.
See a good soldier will endure through the battle . Not only endure . But prepare , get equipped , be ready for anything that may come their way .
Sometimes were not ready and we fall short but God has given the opportunity to stand firm for him.
Ephesians 6:10States” Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might “
Always remember to focus on God and his might and calling .
His might means his character , his nature , his WORD.
His calling is the relationship that he has with you and you with him
This is how we survive.
A few things that will help you in your love for him.
S- Serious about God.
Being serious is when we begin to commit more to him. In our personal lives and in the things we do. All of sudden he becomes all and we become nothing.
He must increase , but I must decrease John 3:30
Our commitment level to him becomes everything. Begin to take things serious , were only here once in our lives . Let’s make most of our relationship with him.
Don’t let the opposition take you down . the world may try to take the joy away. But when you determine in your heart . God will see you through.
T- Telling others about God – see what helps you and I to get more strong and mature for Christ is when we start to share the God we serve to others. It becomes a lifestyle and we people begin to see what your all about.
One Man of God said to me one time . “ you want to give the devil a black eye then grab a stack of flyers go to the streets and tell people about Jesus. “