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Im-Maximizing-My-Mornings-300This week we concentrated on Ephesians 3: 1-13. It is getting harder and harder to pull out just one takeaway. But here is what impacted me this week:

So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here.

(verse 13a, NLT)

If we were to be truly honest with ourselves, it is so easy to lose heart.

“To lose heart” is defined as……”to give up; to give into trouble; to become exasperated by difficulty; to be defeated in spirit; to collapse in weariness.” (The New Testament Lexical Aids).

Basically, it is when the bottom falls out.

In reading this passage each morning this week, here is what I realized:

The enemy of our souls would have us to think, to believe and be convinced, that our situation is hopeless. Things will never change. He would tell us we are down for the count.

Don’t. Lose. Heart.

That’s our problem – we give up too soon. Just because we have not reaped the harvest YET does not mean it is not coming. It is just not the right time YET. Paul knew this would be our tendency and so he warns us further:

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9, NLT).


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