Sometimes we set the bar so high for ourselves that when someone keeps moving the goal post and we fail to achieve our targets … immediately the war in our minds begin and the trend of crazy thoughts come fast and furious. We know from past experiences the difficulty of saying, ‘I need to let it go’ and doing it.
We desperately try to stay calm in the chaos while trying to steer our ourselves back on course. There’s an active internal war raging within you that gives you every logical reason to give up than to keep fighting to the end.
Our thoughts when left unattended are like human cargo sitting on an unmanned ship heading to an ultimate crash with little chance of anyone surviving. It’s a disaster waiting to happen if we allow our thoughts to go by unchecked. God promised to keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds stayed on Him. So the war is ongoing my friends.
The struggle to keep in the game if someone keeps moving the goal post each time is as real as it can get. We are tempted to quit because we feel disadvantaged. But from where do we get help in times when we feel disadvantaged? Our help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
How do you carry on with regular activities when someone keeps moving the goal post? Call on the Name of Jesus for He is the one who goes before you and makes every crooked path straight. Do not fear or be disheartened. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows many ways to get you to the finished line.
The LORD knows that you are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. He promises to give you rest. Accept it and learn while staying on the job, it’s the only way you will be able to get some rest. Our goal is to get to the place where we are no longer exhausted and burnt out from the fights … but we confidently come before God with all our shortcomings.
It’s like having a parent who sits with you in your darkest moments speaking words of encouragement. He will not even allow your own mind or feelings to overpower you. It’s a safe place where we are strengthen and we don’t become victims of Satan’s mind games.
God knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. It’s like baking a cookie and knowing it can crumble if it falls to the ground … so you handle it with care until you place it in a safe place. God remembers we are dust and He knows we can crumble if we hit a rough patch in life.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble … so get ready to apply the brakes on the unmanned ship of destructive thoughts. In these moments we will do one of two things: Draw closer to God or pull away from Him. Let’s muster all the strength we have remaining and draw closer to God because He sincerely cares for us. When our hearts are overwhelmed, He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
So, we do not lose heart when we look at the shifting goal post. Get Wisdom! Get Understanding! When you do what is right, you will live longer and you will shine brighter. Keep your eyes straight ahead and avoid all sideshow distractions. Look neither to the right or the left … leave evil behind
Anyone who look to God will not lack anything … therefore encourage each other. God doesn’t always take away the pain that we are dealing with, but He does give us comfort.