Do your job.

Don’t try to accomplish your vision in your own strength.

Don’t try to accomplish your vision in your own strength.

Yes, do your job. But, don’t try to accomplish your vision in your own strength. Relying solely on your own efforts will make you sick and tired—literally. Do you realize that only using the strength of your natural man (mind and soul) is not enough to do the work God has called you to do? Your spiritual man must be hard at work too if you want to do the complete will of God.

Each one of us is composed of a spirit, a soul and a body. The natural man (soul and body) does the natural tasks that need to be done so specific things are accomplished in the physical world. While the spiritual man does the things that need to be done in the spiritual realm so the natural man does not encounter unreasonable resistance when working in the physical world. The spiritual man is responsible for praying, fasting and seeking God to get the wisdom needed to make good decisions, the favor needed to open doors of opportunity, and the strength (energy and other resources) needed to overcome unforeseen obstacles.

If you’re tired of feeling sick and tired, put your spiritual man to work (see Ephesians 6:14-18):

  • Job 1: Walk in truth – If you don’t, you will live in bondage.
  • Job 2: Walk in integrity – If you don’t, you will open a door for the enemy to attack.
  • Job 3: Be a peacemaker – If you don’t, strife will sabotage all your efforts.
  • Job 4: Live by faith – If you don’t doubt will make you fearful and double-minded.
  • Job 5: Know you are righteous (made perfect) through Christ when you receive Him as Lord and Savior – If you don’t you will be continually plagued by feelings of guilt and condemnation.
  • Job 6: And by all means PRAY – If you don’t pray to God for what you want and need, you limit God’s ability to move on your behalf.

Ephesians 6:10-13
“Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power. Put God’s armor on so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the Sovereignties and the Powers who originate the darkness in this world, the spiritual army of evil in the heavens. That is why you must rely on God’s armor, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.” (The Jerusalem Bible)

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Valerie Morrow

Valerie Morrow was born-again at the tender age of 5, but has been chasing Jesus and the will of God seriously for about 10 years. She is well acquainted with the struggles and triumphs of Christian women. As a busy (we prefer the word productive) wife, mother, entrepreneur, leader, ministry student and writer, she focuses on being well-balanced, as a necessity in life. Valerie has been a waitress, a secretary, a receptionist, a marketing assistant, an account coordinator, an account manager, a marketing director, a business owner and the "candy lady." She has learned the meaning of being secure in Christ regardless of your position or function in life and loves to share her insights through devotionals, bible studies and "self- improvement" articles from a Biblical perspective. Valerie is the wife of Henry Morrow and the mother of two children. She is an active member of Victory Life Faith Center under the leadership of Pastor Lewis Brown.

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