Biblical LifeHacks series
Don’t Fear Obstacles
The actor Will Smith gave an almost remarkable quote in the movie "After Earth" “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.”
There is a story of a man who hears the voice of God instructing him to push a huge rock everyday. To make a short story even shorter, the man push on this rock for years and it never moved but his muscles grew and he questioned God about why the rock never moved and the Lord told him that He had no intention on moving the rock but used it only to make the man strong. Moral of the story is in the scripture which says "He's ways are not our ways" Isaiah 55:8-9. Count it all joy when God is building you for we have no idea where His testing will lead us. The hack: Trust God to do whatever He wants to do and look for the joy in it all, because in the end we win.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations
Elohe Tsadeki, God of My Righteousness (Psalm 4:1); we gratefully offer up our thanks for the anointing of Your Love which strengthens us. We acknowledge and desire Your coveted ways and rejoice in the sacrifice with praise. We decree and declare blessings upon those who handle difficult situations with gentleness and self-control, so that the testimony of those whosesins are washed in the Blood of the Lamb which was slain will stand in the courts as an atonement for our sins. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.