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Topic: Endless (01/09/14)
TITLE: In Flight....
By Jason Smith
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There is a relevant comparison that can be made between the design of a golf ball and the Christian life. To the layman, dimples on a golf ball may appear as defects or imperfections, versus a perfectly round golf ball with no dimples. In reality, when in flight the dimples create turbulence, causing the golf ball to travel 2-3 times farther then a golf ball with no dimples.
This same concept can be applied to the Christian life. The Man or Women that is riddled with problems or imperfections is more likely to wholly depend on Christ, thus propelling them into a deeper and more purposeful relationship. The seemingly perfect Man or Women is more likely to depend on there own abilities. I say seemingly, because the truth of the matter is, we are all plagued with problems and imperfections.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains stedfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Problems and imperfections allow us to be refined by God. The problems we experience in life may seem endless, we overcome one problem just to face another on the horizon. Perspective is a key factor in overcoming these challenges and propelling forward in the Lord. Instead of viewing your situation as a nuisance, view it as an opportunity to grow. Instead of letting gloom invade your soul, replace it with joy, knowing your being perfected in patience. Instead of complaining, rejoice, knowing your about to receive the crown of life.
Psalms 128:2 You will eat the fruit of you labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Through out our daily journey of life, it is upmost important to keep focused on Christ. This can prove to be extremely hard in times of trials and tribulations, but God promises us we will never go through something we can not handle (1 Corinthians 10:13). When the smoke clears and problems reside, the end result is growth. The seemingly endless cycle of problems will be fewer and farther apart as we are perfected in Christ. So be encouraged when faced with difficulties, knowing that God is with you and you will eat the fruit of your labor!
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