Men, in order to finish our race victoriously, we must at all costs, learn how to overcome trials and temptations. In every situation, we are either winning or losing. Hebrews 2:10 says, “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

John 19:30 says, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

Men, we must not expect everything to be handed to us on a silver platter. Our Sovereign Father allows us to be tested and tried in the wilderness of our earthly lives. We must not expect there will be no trials in our marriage and raising our children. There will most definitely be trials and testings, in order for God to “prove us” to find out what is really
happening in our hearts.

Do we really trust God to get us through whatever difficult we may be facing? Do we really know God’s Word in our hearts, or is His Word only in our heads? Unfortunately, many Christians are failing in the storms of life because God’s Word is not even in their head, let alone their heart!

We cannot expect to finish the “race of life” and expect to receive a crown if we do not meditate on God’s Word day and night. (Psalm 1).  We cannot expect to hear the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21) if we have not learned how to walk in the Spirit.

If it was good enough for Jesus our Lord to be tried and proven from the beginning of His life on earth to the end on a cruel cross, it’s good enough for us!

Men, we must not be wimps in marriage, fatherhood or anything else. We must toughen up.

Be encouraged. Colin Campbell.

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