Over the last couple weeks I've been watching my daughter practice her gymnastics. Being a former gymnast myself I WANT to show her the right way. Lol. The mind is willing but my body is weak.
It takes practice, diligence, motivation, determination and inspiration. Why? It's challenging both mentally and physically. We must learn the basic baby steps and stretches before we can work up to more intricate moves.
In much the same way is our spiritual life! We KNOW what we want to do, who we want to be but we have to learn our reliance and dependence can't be done alone, rather on the Lord.
Truth is, our own strength only goes so far: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually! May we not be so eager to throw in the towel with the "I can't" mentality.
"... the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41 Jesus said, "...With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Everything we go through is strength building. The question is, will we apply with what we've learned or struggle in our limited abilities?
Well, on to practice...