Resistance is Relative

Taken from Demilitarize our Nation, Part 2: Calming the Storm in the Counterinsurgency Series.

Resistance we face in life, whether it is a loaded barbell or a financial emergency, is relative to our ability to overcome it. If we are prepared, the resistance feels lighter. If we have strong, conditioned muscles, we can lift the barbell with ease. If we have put away money for a rainy day, we can continue living off the fat.

Relative to the experiences Jesus would have in the Garden of Gethsemane and upon Calvary, the tempest which waylaid His disciples was a minor obstacle and well within His power as the God of this Earth to calm it, or make it lighter.

Admittedly, we cannot compare ourselves to Jesus in many ways. But how was it that Jesus developed His power on Earth to make burdens light for others?

I believe, It was through His overcoming resistance in the form of temptation.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan…

Matthew 4:8-10, KJV

Consequent to His temptations in the wilderness and conversing with His Father upon the mountain, Jesus was able to walk upon the waters and make difficult circumstances become less difficult. This is because He was prepared.