Matthew 24: 13 (KJV) "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Building spiritual strength can take a lot of commitment, but the results are well worth it. The harder you work to defeat weakness, the more motivated you will be to live life fearlessly and to pursue your dreams. Read Matthew 24: 13 (KJV) "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Many people have taken this encouraging quote and turned it into a mantra for their own lives. They work hard to overcome their weaknesses and are able to reap rewards in their personal and spiritual lives as a result.
You can be your own world champion. Just remember the following tips:
Dig deep into your mind to blast your negative thoughts, issues and problems. Practice having tough and honest conversations with yourself to find ways to resolve your difficulties. Keep your temper under control by counting to ten under your breath. Let adrenaline work for you and use it to control your fears.
Learn the art of negotiation and use all the skills you have to negotiate with both friends and enemies. Do not forget to negotiate with yourself to achieve your goals. You can even bribe yourself with goodies!
3. Take control
If you are attacked by negative external influences, take a deep breath. Stop and steer. Now, figure out the source of the pressure, prepare to face it, take control and be in charge.
4. Be Creative
Creativity is the engine of progress, so be ingenious whenever you can. Try to find at least 15 minutes every day when you can be alone with your thoughts, to breathe life into your projects or find new ideas to push yourself forward.
Keep going, even though the journey is rough. Remember the Lao Tse quote that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". All you need to do is keep going, keep taking one step after another. Try to be patient, avoid looking back and carry on towards your goal.
6. Stay Positive
The world is a tough place, so always try to stay positive. Take the bad with the good. Negative feelings only lead to self-doubt and self-destruction, so throw those feelings in the trash and look for the silver lining. Positive thinking helps you come up with imaginative solutions instead of wasting time and energy moaning about your problems.
Everyday life is a challenge for your mind, your strength, and your emotional capacity. Be prepared for the face-off. Do not throw in the towel. You cannot be defeated as long as you stay in the game and keep fighting. You can recover from the stress and hurt feelings.
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”