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Making Your Own Hardship 

  

My doctor today randomly brought up the idea of me joining elijah on his new diet (gluten, sugar & soy free). I smiled as I knew God was putting together puzzle pieces. The details of his plan always perfect. A lifetime of should’ve but never did.

When we are faced with drastic changes to our lifestyle, rarely is it the difficulty of the task at hand that stirs our grumbling. Rather it is the ability to die to ones comfortable needs that we wrestle with. To remove the self pleasing desires in order to stand it what we know is the right thing. Instead of opening our eyes the reality of how easy the path can be, we shut them to whine & wallow. This. This is so often our road block. We pile on these unnecessary connotations, stigmatism’s & attitudes in order to make ourselves appear to be the hero. To display a false strength to the world for validation.

This journey to change our lifestyle. There we all stand on solid soil. We can either choose to run with ease on the surface. Or we can choose to pour out an ocean of false hardships & trudge slowly through the mud.

I choose to run.

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭13‬ ESV

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