Life can be very challenging and sometimes people find it hard to see past their immediate challenge because it seems to big. So they get anxious and depressed, which brings about stress to body, which causes them to get sick, which adds to the their problems.
As Christians in these situations we have a source of strength to tap into but in order to tap into that source we first have to face our giants and by faith already see the giant defeated.
Good example is David
When all of the armies of Israel were afraid and giving up because of a giant who they thought was un-defeatable, one boy full of faith was will willing to step up and face the giant. The boys faith told him that the giant was already defeated, so when he faced the giant he was confident:
1Samuel 17: 43 - 46
43 And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come out to me with sticks? And the Philistine put curses on David by all his gods.
44 And the Philistine said to David, Come here to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.
45 Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword and a spear and a javelin: but I come to you in the name of the Lord of armies, the God of the armies of Israel on which you have put shame.
46 This day the Lord will give you up into my hands, and I will overcome you, and take your head off you; and I will give the bodies of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth today, so that all the earth may see that Israel has a God
David was not looking at the size of the giant, he was looking at the God who was bigger, the same God that had delivered him from the lions and bears when he was protecting the sheep.
This is why later on in his life when he was facing new challenges and the challenges were getting him down, he could write Psalms like:
Psalms 61: 1 - 4
1 Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever: I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings.
That is what we as believers need to do, we need to reflect on how in the past God has come through for us and know, if he did it before, he can do it again!
We need to know that we have a God who is strong enough the take the weight of our problems, so that we can have rest but we first have to face our fears and defeat them with faith, because fear paralyses where as faith releases.
2 Timothy 1: 7
7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self
Problems and challenges will always be there, it is called life, God didn't not promise us a problem free life when we became a Christian, if anything he said our problems and challenges would increase. However he did said through these challenges we would be able to see him work, so as to prove to the devil who is truly in control.
God said through the apostle Paul to the Roman church:
And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose (Roman 8:28)
He also backs it up through the prophet Jeremiah as he speaks to Israel, through whom we as christians have been grafted into with regards to certain promises:
11 For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end (Jeremiah 29:11)
So if we choose to believe these words, then not only will we face our giants, we will defeat them!
Remember God can take the weight of what we are going through:
28 Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls; 30 For my yoke is good, and the weight I take up is not hard
In order for someone build this Reliv business, they first have to defeat their biggest giant, which is themselves. They have to defeat all of the negative thoughts that come into their heads, all of the excuses that they can come with and all of the wrong actions that these things produce. If they cannot defeat this giant, they will never grow this business.
If people can do that and then just fully buy into the system and utilise it properly, then their business will grow. At what rate? That will be a direct correlation to their effort that they put in.
Know that you are going succeed and you will.
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