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God’s strength brings victory.
Sometimes, I think the hardest thing to do is ask for help. For some reason, needing assistance equals weakness. But the truth is, we all need help. When it comes to battling the pressures of life, we need God’s assistance. Asking for aid isn’t a weakness; it’s a strength.
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV)
Accepting you need help in your life is okay. Your independence doesn’t determine your value. Allow God and people to help you. Fellowship is a church term that means “friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interest.” God created us to live in a community with others. Life isn’t a solo sport; it’s a team sport. We all have positions to play in the game of life. God is the captain; He’s directing the game.
Partner with God.
Develop a partnership with God. Give Him controlling interest in your life. When life is demanding answers, defer to God’s will. Go all-in with your Creator, and let Him lead you on a fantastic journey.
Stanley Tam, the founder of US Plastic Corp, is a hero of mine. When he founded his company, he visited an attorney. The lawyer drew up a partnership agreement between Stanley and God. Stanley legally made God the controlling partner of his corporation. In 1955, Stanley turned the entire business over to God. To date, US Plastic Corp, wholly non-profit, has generated over $140 million used in God’s work, loving people.
Why did Stanley do this? Simple, obedience to God.
Start today. Ask God for help in your battles. Make Him the controlling partner. Expectantly waiting for God to move.
God, You rock! Thank You for being You. In Your strength, we can face hard stuff, knowing You are with us. Forgive us for not asking for help sooner. Forgive us for thinking we could do it without you. Today Lord, we make a partnership with You. Controlling interest of our life is Yours. Today we choose to follow Jesus. One step at a time, one day at a time, we want to live our lives for You. Draw us close. Strengthen us for the journey. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
Who has a controlling interest in your life?