Genesis 48:2 (NKJV)
“And Jacob was told, ‘Look, your son Joseph is coming to you’; and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.”
Strengthen yourself. Even in times of sickness and weariness, strengthen yourself to complete your duty. You may not have overcome the severity of your ailments but because duty calls, you must sit up and strengthen yourself.
Once Jacob heard that Joseph was coming, he knew he couldn’t stay lying down. He was aware that he had some final tasks to do. It was not convenient because he was sick and dying, but he knew when duty called.
Don’t whimper and whine because of difficulties around you, such that you fail to fulfill the demands laid upon you. Be strong and strengthen yourself to finish well. Don’t wait for others to strengthen you to do what you know is expected of you to do. Arise without help from Men and complete your calling well.
“Amen, Lord. I will not fail my generation by giving excuses. All that is demanded of me, I will strengthen myself in Christ, and I will do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”