He Will Establish You
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,
He will establish you. He is able! Do you realize what this means? To establish means to cause to be recognized and appoint permanently. God wants to do this in our lives but we keep backing down. We are ok with persevering as long as things are good. Then things get a little tough and we start sweating. By the time the suffering comes we begin to panic and worry and miss the appointment. Well, 2 Tim 3:12 tells us, “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer” So why are we so surprised when we miss this promise after we lose heart? Jesus told us not to lose heart for trouble will come. I am not trying to shame anyone. I have missed my share of divine appointments too. However, every time we grab on to some other means of comfort we have lost heart. Stop grabbing on to people, places, things, positions, fantasies, and other temporal comforts. Make up your mind to be recognized in accordance with Christ even when that means sharing in His sufferings. Don’t miss His next appointment!