A Sign of Strength

weak = strongMy wife and I were ready to take our last run of the day. Our snowboarding instructor told us that we were ready for the next chair lift. It was simply a longer beginning run. We both were physically and mentally tired from the many falls and trips down the mountain we’d already taken. We looked at each other with a little apprehension, but decided to go for it anyway. It wasn’t the smartest of decisions.
This run was not just longer. It had more turns and shady covered areas, which meant more ice than the previous hill. Needless to say the more tired I became, the more I reverted back to my old way of thinking. This meant I fell a lot. We should have waited until we were fresh to take this new lift.
It’s the same with the process of becoming like Jesus. Until your brain has been fully retrained, which means you’re free from the drug of choice, you won’t automatically handle new situations like Jesus would, especially when you’re tired. This is part of what Jesus meant when He said to watch and pray so that you will not enter temptation (Matt. 26:41).
You’re ripe for enemy attack when you’re tired. So make sure your BIG partner is praying for you when you’re exhausted. Ask the Spirit to give you added strength to make a Christ-like choice if you’re worn down. This is one reason for the principle, “When you realize that you are weak, He can be strong for you.” Get your rest. But if you’re tired, acknowledge it and ask for help. It’s a sign of strength not weakness.
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