Grind of Life

Grind of Life

Everyone experiences the everyday grind of life. There is no escaping it, no way of getting around it, you face challenges every day you live on this planet. It does not matter how much money you have or don’t have, where you live or don’t live. The grind of life comes to us all.

Why does it seem like some people rise during the grind of life and are successful in what they do while others seem to always continually struggle?

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It seems to me the successful ones have come to the conclusion that the grind of life is not going away, so they have come to embrace it and use it as a stepping stone to greater things. That means they have taken head on the challenges of life, and they don’t let those challenges freak them out but they go forward.

The Devil loves believers that get freaked out about the grind of life because he can manipulate and control them. He can cause them to make decisions that result in more pain and heartache.

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My word to you is don’t let the Devil manipulate you! Make a firm quality decision today that you will embrace the grind of life and not get freaked out over what is happening.

A good example of this situation is in II Kings 6th chapter, the King of Aram was at war with the nation of Israel. Elisha the prophet supernaturally kept telling the King of Israel where the enemy was going to be, so he was blowing the enemy’s cover every time.  The King of Aram got upset and thought that someone in his own camp was selling him out. One of the officers in his army (I don’t know how he knew) told him that it was not anyone in his own camp but that it was Elisha the Prophet.

So the King of Aram sent an army to capture Elisha, he didn’t just send a few folks he sent a very large army that surrounded the place where Elisha and his servant were. Now, here comes the freak out part, Elisha’s servant got up early in the morning rubbed his eyes from sleep looked out and saw a massive army surrounding them. To say the least he freaked out, most of us would have done the same thing, he ran and told Elisha what he saw.

Here comes the difference from someone that has embraced the grind of life and someone that hasn’t. II Kings 6:16-17 16 Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid. The army that fights for us is larger than the one against us. 17 Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, open my servant’s eyes. Let him see.” The Lord opened the eyes of the young man. And he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (NCV).  

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When you learn to embrace the grind of life you see things no one else sees. To make a longer story short Elisha (one man) defeated a massive army with the unseen armed forces of God’s heavenly army. All because he didn’t freak out but knew how to embrace the grind of life!

Let’s learn from Elisha and be men and women of success and embrace the grind of life!

RJJ

 

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4 thoughts on “Grind of Life

  1. ***Satan/Devil and God get blamed for too much.
    Many blame either because of their own mistakes and sins.
    Comic Flip Wilson was very wrong when he said “the Devil made me do it.”
    But Satan is not everywhere and all knowing.
    He relies on his army which include the fallen angels (demons) and human beings.
    God can use weather for His judgments.
    Also, not all sicknesses and other health challenges are caused by Satan/Devil or members of his army.
    Like accidents resulting in broken bones.
    Most kidney stones are because of too much calcium in one’s diet.
    Did you know that Satan/Devil apparently did not focus on the Apostle Paul?
    2 Corinthians 12:7 says, “Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,
    for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself,
    there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan/Devil to torment me–
    to keep me from exalting myself!”
    Most preachers do not teach the proper truths about Satan/Devil and spiritual warfare.

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    1. Thanks for Your comment Bible Lover Bill,
      Your right that some things are our own stupidity. We at times bring things on ourselves. But when mankind fell in the garden he by way of default to Satan let sickness, disease, calamity, fear into this earth that is a fact. The earth that God had made him (mankind) a ruler over. We know that because after the fall God went looking for Adam and Eve in the garden. In Genesis 3:10 Adam said: “So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He never up to that point was afraid of anything. Fear wasn’t even in his vocabulary.
      Because of Jesus death, burial, and resurrection we have been restored back to what Adam had before the fall. Not many of us live up to that victory but its ours.
      James 1:17 states “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” along with Acts 10:38 Luke 13:11-17, Hebrews 2:14, 15 I John 3:8. That’s why I believe 100% the Devil is the author of Disease and Death. Now in the Apostle Paul’s situation, He fought against that thorn in the flesh he didn’t just except it pounding on him daily. God told him he would deliver him every time(by saying his grace was sufficient, God grace is His ability to deliver) and God did deliver him because before the Apostle Paul’s death he did accomplish all he was suppose to do, he said it in the scriptures. Since God is just and He is no respecter of persons if you go by that God send sickness on people, who gets sickness put on then and who dose not? And why would He also tell us in the scriptures to pray for healing If it was His will that people be sick. No i believe God is a good God and the Devil is a bad Devil.

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  2. Thank God for the ministry of the Holy Spirit who has been sent to help us in this life that can be very difficult but we can hear a still small voice saying this is the way. Walk in it.

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