Inner Strength

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Impact Question (IQ):  Where do you draw strength to keep going?

Impact Text: Colossians 2: 6-7

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.

It’s hard to trust something when you’re not sure that it’s going to work.  I was a part of a team project and the idea that one of the members had seemed too unbelievable to be effective.  However, the member said that he’s done it before and that gave the rest of us confidence that it would work.  Confidence in the face of the unknown is quite difficult and causes many of us to hesitantly engage life.  We don’t want to mess up or make a mistake.  That’s understandable, but costly.  I’ve learned in construction that if a foundation is not firm, it can destroy an entire building (dream, company, industry, people).  Yet Paul let’s the Colossians know that they’ve got the right root and foundation, so get building.  God intends you to build the life of His dreams.  Remember His plans for you are your heart’s desires. God didn’t promise us that we wouldn’t get splinters, but he promised that if we established an edifice of our lives that edifies Him, we would reap an eternal reward.  Don’t doubt the foundation in Jesus that you have.  The power that lies within will help you withstand any outward forces against you.

Impact Fulfillment (IF):

1. Trust the Word of God to shed light on what you wish to accomplish.

2. Thwart the fear of failure.    

3. Thank God for the overflow of blessings that come from living the Word.  

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. ~Steven Grayhm

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