Pushing Through Exhaustion to Your Destination

“The king and all the people with him arrived at their destination exhausted. And there he refreshed himself.” (2 Samuel 16:14)
King David and “all the people with him” were fleeing Jerusalem and Absolam when they “arrived at their destination exhausted”.
This reminds me of the time when Gideon and his men were pursuing the kings of Midian. The Bible days, “Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it. “ (Judges 8:4)
There are definitely moments of exhaustion in the Christian faith. There are battles to fight along the way. The enemy will fight you tooth and nail to keep Gods plans from being fulfilled in your life. There are temptations and trials along the road to your destination in Christ. Sometimes the wait during your pursuit is wearing on your body, mind and emotions. You may be tired of fighting your battle against sin or sickness or temptation or addiction or whatever it is that exhausts you. But the fight, the pursuit is worth the effort. Pursuing the promises and plans of God for your life can be exhausting. There are plans and promises God is working out in your life. There is a destination in Christ that he has for you. That destination represents the “more” God has for you. Do not give up the pursuit, exhausted as you are. When you get there, then you will have a time of “refreshing” from the Lord. Until then, “Pursue the ‘More’ God has for You”.

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