Reading: Jeremiah 12:5
If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?
Take the measure of your problems. Are you facing a giant, or are the little things ganging up on you?
Jeremiah was alarmed when he saw the people struggling with the little things. He wondered how they would make it when the stakes were raised. We should win some small victory every day, whether it is the curbing of our appetites or the choosing of our attitudes. Small victories prepare us for big achievements. A man is a fool who sets out to run a marathon when he has not yet run a mile.
The only way to successfully run the big race is to train hard for lesser distances. Tackle little problems with diligence. Expect a little pain along the way – training is hard work. Don’t allow bitterness to fester or small challenges to go unmet. Train hard over the short haul; you are conditioning yourself for greater victories in the long race of life.
Submit yourself to God and appropriate His daily strength. In the end, it’s not about manpower or horsepower; it’s about God’s power.