It’s time for another link-up with The Gypsy Mama. Five Minute Friday is a time when we “write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” You can link up or read other posts on the topic HERE.
“As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.”
(Colossians 9b-12 The Message)
I love this translation. So often we try to make it from one day to the next on our own strength. We grit our teeth and push through. But in these verses, Paul reminds us that there is a better way. We can either choose the limited strength found in us, or we can choose to tap into the glory-strength found in Him.
One strength fades. One strength endures.
One strength exhausts us. One strength fills us.
One strength tries. One strength relies.
Our grit or His grace.
Which will you choose today?