“We must not simply desire God; we must live in total dependence.”
Life is inconsistent but our dependence on God must not be. Life can pull us in all different directions. I know if I am not careful these inconsistencies become my guide. It craves our attention but like temptation it can only guide you if you feed it.
There are things that call us to attention such as responsibility and we have to engage in this. No matter what is going on we must fix our eyes on God. We must also remember to depend on God! The concept seems so simple but it is hard to put into practice.
Depending on God it is like working out. We are bombarded with the message of being physically healthy in magazines, the news, the internet, email, and pretty much anything you can advertise on. We hear or read that you must exercise and eat right to keep your body healthy and prevent disease.
The same principle works for the health and life of your soul. If you do not exercise and feed your soul it will fall into a slumber. Joyce Meyer wrote a book called The Battlefield of the Mind and she is right the mind is a battlefield and that is why we must be aware of our weaknesses. When we are aware of the areas we are not as strong in then we can focus on strengthening our soul so it is not wandering around like a lost child.
We must depend on God and trust Him in all things for us to realize that we really can do all things through Him. He has given us weapons to use but we have to pick them up in order to protect ourselves.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13
Like training your body you must train your soul and teach it to lean on God before leaning on your own understanding. It is God’s understanding and wisdom that allows us to win life’s battles. Sometimes these battles are the little obstacles in life that we think have no meaning. Everything has meaning to God and He will use it to glorify His kingdom.