There are times in our lives that we are very much eager to do great things- after hearing God’s word from a church pastor or attendance to Christian activities. This Christian zeal is still fresh that we wanted to apply it to our own life and share to other people as well. During this moment that we wanted to be virtuous and do only what is good. “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out” (Proverbs 10:31). We strive to flee from temptation and walk in the fullness of life. Every word that is coming out from our mouth is gentle and full of respect to others. However, how long would it last?
This Christian zeal is being influenced by the experiences we encounter with God’s children. The spirit of God is on fire within us and we can do great things, if we are able to acknowledge it, before it would last and the devil will snatch it away from our thoughts. “I will set the LORD always before me, because he is my right hand, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8). Our hearts during this moment of joy is willing to do wonderful things and smile can always be seen in our faces. Our personal outlook will aglow as well, because the pure joy and real peace is instilled deep within us.
As Christians, we must be zealous in doing the tasks that God entrusted to us. This eagerness may weaken when undergoing trials and circumstances. It is during this moment that we must strengthen our faith to God. It is during this time of testing that God wanted to use us for His glory. Remember Paul, God uses his weakness in order to proclaim the Good News to the Gentiles. “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19). It is on the stage of giving-up that God wanted us to call upon Him in prayer. When our spirit weakens, we will become strong, because God will be the source of our strength.