Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Cor 15:58
Stubborn people. I have met them. Some of them drive me crazy. Most of them I admire. They let nothing move them.
More times than not, I meet people who are easily moved. All the time I see people who are all charged on this God thing then slowly fade into the distance. They are easily moved. Too easily moved.
Somewhere the gospel was made so easy that it has become a “take it or leave it” deal. Easy to get in, easier to get out. What happen to stubbornness? Resolve? Paul says “let nothing move you.” Hmmm. Sounds like there will be things that will try to move me.
I think half of the game is knowing that there will be things that will try to move me. Once I feel God moving in a certian direction, I need to walk that way until he stops me, not until something else does.
God, I want to listen to you well and let nothing besides you move me. Today, I again give myself to your work and ask for great strength and stubbornness to stand.
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