Here are a few promises about putting your hope in God. I venture to say all of the other things you’ve been pinning your hopes on are unable to claim the same.
Short of being stranded on a desert island or experiencing a Job-type catastrophe, it can be difficult to stop long enough to make sense of our busy lives.
Excessity is the impulse that demands immediate satisfaction – the blindness that occurs when comfort is more important than consequences.
The truth of your life in God is out there, and the life He has purposed for you is one where excessities have no place.
Unlike so many of the false promises in this world, the help God gives is effective and tailored to our needs.
Every time you reach for one of your excessities, you saddle up a horse of hope. The more often you saddle up, the stronger the excessity becomes in your life, but despite all its strength, it cannot save.
God is not in the carrot-dangling business. There is a finish line to wisdom He means for you to cross, even if He has to carry you over it Himself.
Excessities are about satisfying the outer, surface parts. Wisdom is about making a choice to deny the outer in order to truly nourish the inner.
We need to discover our “never enoughs” and move them out of the way so contentment can flow into our lives.
When Steve thought he couldn’t say no one more time or withstand the growing pressure to succumb to his excessity, he did.
Patience does not give you the power over circumstances; patience allows you to control yourself in the midst of circumstances.