- I don't have any time to spend with God and his word today.
- Does God really hear my prayers? It seems like he's not answering.
- Living the Christian life doesn't pay-off here on earth.
- Things will never change for me, anyway.
Faithful Christians pray and believe God no matter how they feel or what things look like. Don't let these crabby negative thoughts keep you in a bucket of mediocrity. Therefore, my dear friends, continue to work out your salvation every day with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose (Philippians 2:12-13). How do we work out our salvation? Follow Paul's advice that follows these verses in Philippians. Do everything without complaining or arguing (boy, that's a tough one), so that we can become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which we shine like stars in the universe.
Start shining today and escape the grabs, the holds, and the bucket.