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Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
When I rely on my own will, I will burn out. But when I look to the world around me, remind myself of my calling, and see God’s grace at work in the world around me, I remember that I do not strive alone. I can give myself over to the stream of God’s love and be carried by that current, following God’s will to the work I’ve been given to do.
MOVING FORWARD: Where do you go for inspiration when you need the will to do hard things?