12 December 2017

Be Tough

In the army, soldiers are trained to become tough-minded.  It is said that the human body can endure much more than what we think are its limits.

That is why in army training they have to go through mental stress and some sort of psychological endurance to train their minds to be fit for battle.

The Bible tells us that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against evil forces. Interestingly enough, the devil's strongest weapon is to attack with thoughts, ideas and feelings to drive a person to becoming mentally or emotionally weak.

I speak to a lot of people who go through adversity in life and to combat those difficult moments they pray a great deal, fast, read more of the Bible and there are even those who increase their attendance in church, expecting to see results.  All these actions are effective, but they fail in one very important respect in terms of spiritual warfare --- you have to be tough-minded. In other words, believe that the promises of God will never fail, no matter what.

This is an exercise that not many can pass easily for it requires commitment and discipline. It necessitates boldness and a very strong will to conquer.

In order to change one's situation and get out of a life of suffering and distress, you have to be tough, even if life beats you and you fall again and again.  You cannot give up! No matter how hard your circumstances are and how many times you have failed in trying to change your life, arise and be strong minded! Say to yourself, I am never quitting, I will never give up, I will never allow life to beat me. I will conquer it!

Be certain that the moment you decide in your mind to change the way you live your life and you put your faith in God, you will make it!

Here is the guarantee that you will make it, as long as you trust in God and in yourself.  You know that no matter what comes your way, you will make it!

He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. Psalms 18:17-18 (NKJV) 

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

Universal Church


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