Victory ahead

January 5, 2011

​Man_Up
This could be the year that we realize our biggest victory yet in God. This could be the time that the one thing we have been praying and seeking for comes to pass. True victory is first experienced in one’s self and that experience may very well be determined by one choice. Man_Up
The term Man_up is simply a reference to the act of becoming the person God wants you to be and voluntarily, because of a sovereign decision, choosing to cooperate in the processes necessary for that transformation to be completed. To Man_Up is to intentionally place ourselves in God’s plan for our lives and to be subjected to His dealing with us as sons so that we may make it through on the other side the man He wants us to be.
​I will say that sometimes that process may not be an enjoyable one. I probably should say that only after the pains of the struggles are over and the rewards are being admired will it be enjoyable. No hardship for an extended period of time is enjoyable. We don’t need to confuse ourselves by trying to convince one another that it is. Sometimes it will seem as a testing of our level of tolerance for there will not appear to be any understandable or explainable reason for the pain. There are some things that are supposed to hurt. If they don’t there is something wrong. We must learn to see through the pain. We must have vision enough to look past the circumstances. We could probably agree that Jesus was going through a tough situation the last week of His life here. In the garden He cried, “if it be possible let this cup pass from me.” On the cross He cried, “why hast thou forsaken me.” However He finished both by giving Himself over to God.
​In the garden – “not my will by yours”
​On the cross – “into thy hands I commend my spirit”
Give yourself to God.
Allow Him total control.
Start today.
Man_Up and be the man God wants you to be.

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