MONDAY’S WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
GET UP AND GET GOING
Let me begin this morning by asking you a question; “What are you waiting on?” The journey through this life waits for no one. Yet you continue to procrastinate by putting off what you can do today for tomorrow, as though there is going to be a tomorrow. For it is not promised and if you do not begin the task that has been set before you, how do you ever expect to accomplish them?
God has given each one of us a purpose in which to accomplish in this life time, and He has assigned us a specific task to carry out. Do you know or even understand what you are assigned to do daily in this life as you work towards accomplishing what has been assigned to you?
This is the day and the moment in time for each of you to, “GET UP AND GET GOING!” Stop wasting valuable time thinking about what you have to do, instead just “GET UP” and, “DO IT!”
In your heart of hearts, you may say to yourself, know body knows the pain and frustrations I am feeling day to day. It is easy for you to say, Pastor, “GET UP AND GET GOING!” But let me tell you, it’s easier said than done.
I say to you my friends, sometimes we’re hurting, and we feel very isolated and lonely. Maybe there’s been a death in the family, a divorce, maybe we’ve gotten fired, and we start to think, “Nobody understands the way I feel, nobody can tell the way I feel, nobody feels the pain.”
Now know this, God knows your feelings and frustrations. He’s seen the crisis in your soul. There’s no hurt that goes unnoticed by God. Psalm 56:6 says, “You know how troubled I am you have kept a record of my tears” (Good News)
Yes, I say to you, God knows all things; none of your troubles are above His caring and understanding. You must learn to lean and depend upon Him. Cast all your troubles and concerns upon His shoulders. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” Psalms 103:13 NLT