Quoting Myself to Myself

Quoting Myself to Myself

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10)

I stumbled upon that zinger up there this morning and it reminded me that I wrote a blog about that verse on January 2nd this year.

I know it’s lame to quote yourself, but what I said is kind of ironic.

“This year you and I are going to face some major trials that we never saw coming.”

Sure ‘nuff!  I never saw the last few months of my life coming.  I’m in Spain.  How’d that happen?

A Name-It-Claim-It theologian would probably tell me I spoke all that crazy stuff into existence with that blog.  I think that’s bullocks, but sometimes I wonder…

All that to say, the verse served as a good reminder that I don’t know how tough I am until I’m put to the test.  I’ve been put to the test the last few months – spiritually, mentally, emotionally.  I’m tired of people telling me “Oh God is going to work things out just peachy.”  I know he will.  I don’t need to hear that anymore.

The problem I have is that I feel weak.  Like I’m on the verge of fainting.  I’m not as strong as I thought I was.  That bothers me.

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  So as long as God still has me kicking I guess I’m getting stronger.  Sure, some days the alternative seems like the easier option.  But nobody ever said life was supposed to be easy.  In fact most things in life that are worth anything don’t come easy.

So we press on.  We are getting stronger.

…because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:3)