I am sure you can . . .
. . . because the hand of God will be upon you for good!
Herein lies the hidden secret of our souls. Sure we can, but we want God to do it all.
Laziness or maybe I should say slothfulness is natural to us all; it requires a lot of training to induce some of us to labor for our daily bread; if God should miraculously send it we would wonder and eat it, and that is the whole.
The concept of striving to enter in at the strait gate or stay on the narrow path is an ungracious word to most of us; we profess to trust in God’s mercy, but work hard to not enter into that rest. We think that God will reverse His purpose to meet our slothfulness.
We do so because we fail to understand that those of us who overcome shall sit with Jesus upon His throne. It is the overcoming, taking on the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all – to Stand. Remember, that only those of us who endure to the end shall be saved.
- Matthew 25-26 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)