Be assured; if you walk with Him and look to Him and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. An older brother who has known the Lord for forty-four years, who writes this, says to you for your encouragement that He has never failed him. In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but because I was enabled by His grace to trust Him He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His name. –George Mueller
You will fall short of your own expectations.
More stress is caused in your life because you are not living up to what you are expecting of yourself.
Lower your expectations of yourself, and instead, raise your expectations of Jesus who is closer to you than your very breath.
Don’t be a belly-button gazer. You’ll always find lint.
Don’t be surprised that there is dirt in your own mountain. There’s gold there, too:
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (ESV)
It’s one thing to quote Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus…” It is another to keep choosing to do so. But, it is in that habitual choice that opens the door to the choicest of blessings in life. It is Jesus, your brother, that has the power of mastery in all things.
Where do you need to allow Jesus to be your salvation today?
You can’t save yourself, but He can. He wants to.