For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Corinthians 7:5
Have you ever heard yourself say. “Not another day will I allow this situation to take over my life.”
Not another day will I let so and so get away with using or hurting me.
Not another day…but here it is another day and you just need to ask yourself.
What have I done about making the change(s) in my life?
Have I sat back passively allowing another day to be unused and unchallenged?
You know, I can’t tell you how many times have I echoed those three words, not another day, and made no significant efforts to make the change that I needed to make.
It is so easy to find yourself daydreaming about something that may be seen as impossible to obtain.
Especially, when you have never taken the initiative to try to go for it.
Usually on Mondays the desires are strong with thinking to yourself, not another day.
Whether it’s telling yourself that you are going to resign from your job and head off to an exotic island.
Or you have resolved to step out on faith and start your own business.
Not another day could also mean you are willing to break away from negative and unfruitful relationships that seem to hinder your wellbeing or peace of mind.
If you are in the state of mind right now about, not another day, the question always falls back on you.
Okay, not another day, so what are you planning on doing about it?
Is this just going to be a continual ritual you repeat to yourself hoping things will materialize in your favor or is it really fears, rejections and the fact that you are convinced that you are not worthy to be blest?
In the book of Genesis, (Chapter 32) Jacob was in the position of not another day. Jacob over his lifetime was a deceiver, lacked confidence, dealt unevenly with family issues and was at times a man alone without genuine friendships among his peers (just a few of his human flaws).
Yet, Jacob also got to a point in his life that he was fed up with running away from his insecurities and was ready to do anything he could to beat his odds.
So, as the Bible shares Jacob story, we find him wrestling all night with God. It was through this one-on-one encounter with God that Jacob found his source of fulfillment.
Jacob’s story might seem like a fantasy but you have to believe to understand the power of Christ working in our situations.
Not another day starts and concludes with God.
When was the last time you wrestle with God and held onto Him until He blesses you?
Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. Genesis 31:42
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